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dc.contributor.authorBrown, S.
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSrivastava, P.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-20T05:23:50Z
dc.date.available2022-06-20T05:23:50Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationBrown, S. and Harris, M.N. and Srivastava, P. and Taylor, K. 2022. Mental health, reporting bias and economic transitions. Oxford Economic Papers. 74 (2): pp. 541-564.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/88781
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/oep/gpab005
dc.description.abstract

Measures of mental health are heavily relied upon to identify at-risk individuals. However, self-reported mental health metrics might be unduly affected by mis-reporting (perhaps stemming from stigma effects). In this article, we consider this phenomenon by focusing upon the mis-reporting of mental health using UK panel data from 1991 to 2018. In separate analyses of males and females, we examine how inaccurate reporting of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) measure, specifically its sub-components, can adversely affect the distribution of the index. The analysis suggests that individuals typically over report their mental health (especially so for males). The results are then used to adjust the GHQ-12 score to take mis-reporting into account. We then compare the effects of the adjusted/unadjusted GHQ-12 index when modelling a number of important economic transitions. Using the original index typically leads to an underestimate of the effect of poor mental health on transitions into improved economic states, for example, unemployment to employment.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
dc.relation.sponsoredbyhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140100748
dc.subjectSocial Sciences
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectC3
dc.subjectD1
dc.subjectI1
dc.subjectIDENTIFICATION
dc.subjectMISCLASSIFICATION
dc.subjectNONRESPONSE
dc.subjectMODELS
dc.subjectINCOME
dc.subjectPANEL
dc.subjectCONSUMPTION
dc.subjectRETIREMENT
dc.subjectDISTRESS
dc.subjectIMPACT
dc.titleMental health, reporting bias and economic transitions
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume74
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.startPage541
dcterms.source.endPage564
dcterms.source.issn0030-7653
dcterms.source.titleOxford Economic Papers
dc.date.updated2022-06-20T05:23:50Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Accounting, Economics and Finance
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidHarris, Mark [0000-0002-1804-4357]
curtin.contributor.researcheridHarris, Mark [O-5084-2015]
dcterms.source.eissn1464-3812
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridHarris, Mark [35561581200] [55310794400]


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