Journal article

Employment Transitions and Mental Health in a Cohort of 45 Years and Older Australians

Vikas Arya, Sandro Sperandei, Matthew J Spittal, Andrew Page

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: This study investigated the associations between employment transitions and psychological distress among a cohort of 45 years and older Australians. Methods: This study was based on the 45 and Up Study, a large prospective cohort of participants aged 45 years and older (N = 267,153), followed up over the period 2006-2015. The risk of psychological distress was compared between various employment transitions categories by specifying an ordered logistic regression model adjusting for confounders. Results: Compared to participants who remained employed at baseline and follow-up, higher psychological distress was found among those who transitioned from being employed to unemployed (O..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship - Australian Government


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by beyondblue and the National Health & Medical Research Council (APP1150655). Matthew Spittal is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (project number FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government.