Call for papers: Mental Health and Labour Economics

Guest editors: Manuela Angelucci, Daniel Bennett, Johannes Haushofer

What is the relationship between mental health and labour market outcomes? Mental health is a multifaceted concept that encompasses mental illness, subclinical distress, stress, and psychological wellbeing. Mental health is a likely determinant of labour force participation, employment, and productivity.  At the same time, participation in the labour market may influence mental health and may moderate the effectiveness of treatment for mental illness.  We solicit papers on the direct and indirect linkages between mental health and labour markets.  Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • The effects of mental health on labour market outcomes such as labour force participation, employment, job attachment, and productivity, as well as relevant outcomes such as education, decision-making, and physical health.
  • The effects of participation in the labour market on mental health.
  • The role of work as a factor that helps or hinders treatment and recovery from mental illness.
  • The impacts of mental health stigma and discrimination in the labour market
  • The supply and demand for various forms of mental health care.

- Submission open: 30 April 2021
- Submission deadline: 15 August 2021

Go to 'submit your paper' on the Labour Economics web site