Title: Labor market integration of adolescents with mental disorders
Authors : Baumann, Isabel
Altwicker-Hámori, Szilvia
Juvalta, Sibylle
Baer, Niklas
Frick, Ulrich
Rüesch, Peter
Conference details: LacOSA International conference on sequence analysis and related methods Lausanne, 8-10 June 2016
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 305: Social groups
331: Labor economics
Abstract: Earlier research has shown that mental health problems at early stag-es of life negatively affect the individuals’ long-term employment prospects and occupational attainments. Accordingly, the chances of individuals with mental disabilities of becoming economically inde-pendent are often constraint and their social integration is hampered. This situation impairs their well-being which in turn is likely to exac-erbate their mental health. One of the reasons for the limited occupational achievements of individuals with mental disorders is their lack of educational de-grees. They may have dropped out of school, have achieved only low levels of education or have graduated from schools for children with special needs. Their educational attainments thus often do not allow them to take up standard jobs. Our paper addresses the question how mental health interventions in children with mental disabilities are linked to their labor market outcomes. We analyze whether there are educational and vocational programs or psychiatric interventions that mitigate the negative im-pact of mental disorders on educational and occupational outcomes. Moreover, we examine which consecution of educational and psy-chotherapeutic measures enhances young adults’ chances to be in employment at age 21. We analyze a dataset on 500 young adults in Switzerland who have either received a disability pension or rehabili-tation measures between 2010 and 2013. We define disability according to the Swiss Federal Social Insur-ance Law where disability is a full or partial inability of taking up a job due to impaired health that persists in the longer-term and de-spite of treatment and rehabilitation. Disability also refers to the in-capacity to carry out day-to-day activities such as housework or child rearing.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Publication type: Conference Paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14311
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Profile von jungen IV-Neurentenbeziehenden mit psychischen Krankheiten
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