Immigrants and work disability
Mental ill-health and labour market marginalisation in young adults – inequality for migrants?
Despite the trends in global migration and increasing mental ill-health and labour market marginalisation in young adults, research considering all these dimensions has been considered to be underdeveloped. This project aims to scrutinize pathways to labour market marginalisation in young adults with and without a migration background and to elucidate the role of socio-economic status, mental disorders, mental health care and social insurance regulations in these associations. Register-based prospective cohort studies will be conducted.
The study populations of the different studies will comprise young adults aged 19-30 and for all individuals, retrospective and prospective data from different Swedish registers will be linked. Outcome measures will include patterns of unemployment, sickness absence, disability pension and social welfare dependence as well as diagnosis-specific specialised health care and psychiatric medication. Moreover, factors like psychosocial and clinical characteristics representing pathways to labour market marginalisation will be considered.
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