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1. Aguilar, Diego L.
The Great Recession and Its Impact on Job Loss and Mental Health
M.A. Thesis, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2018.
Also: https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/15717dqa5240
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University
Keyword(s): Economic Changes/Recession; Health, Mental; Unemployment

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The primary aim of this research is to study changes in the relationship between job loss and poor mental health before, during, and following the Great Recession. Several studies have documented the negative impact of job loss on health and mental health. Employment is a critical source of personal value and stability, and can also strongly impact an individual’s family and social life. Therefore, there are many reasons to expect job loss to be hazardous to one's mental health. There exists a strong connection between job loss and mental health. This relationship, however is not stagnant, and can be subject to the macro level socioeconomic shifts that often occur during economic downturns. The Great Recession was a substantial economic shock. Economic shocks of this magnitude bring with them vast changes, not only to the economic system, but to individuals' social lives. Research suggests that economic shocks, such as the Great Recession, could strain not only an individual's economic circumstances, but may also impact their social life which could increase the likelihood of poor mental health. This study examines whether the macroeconomic shifts produced by the Great Recession affected the relationship between job loss and mental health. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study (NLSY) 1997, for 2006 and 2010, this paper finds that the strength of the association between job loss and mental health shifts as a result of the Great Recession. Furthermore, it reveals considerable differences in how men and women experienced job loss during this period.
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Aguilar, Diego L. The Great Recession and Its Impact on Job Loss and Mental Health. M.A. Thesis, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2018..