People with mental health disorders are highly disadvantaged in the labour market. They have lower rates of labour force participation, higher rates of unemployment and are more likely to be employed on a part-time basis in lower skill occupations. This paper uses the first seven waves of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) data to estimate logistic limited dependent variable models using multiple regression modelling techniques to develop a rich profile of how individual and personal characteristics (supply-side), including mental disorders, interact with broader labour market factors (demand-side) to influence labour market outcomes. Results indicate that people with mental health disorders are less likely to be adequately employed and more likely to be underemployed, unemployed or marginally attached to the labour force.
The Aftermath of the Crisis: Incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and 17th National Conference on Unemployment. The Aftermath of the Crisis: Incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and 17th National Conference on Unemployment: Proceedings: Refereed Papers (Newcastle, N.S.W. 2-3 December, 2010) p. 63-78