ERIC Number: ED186349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health and the Economy.
Ferman, Louis A., Ed.; Gordus, Jeanne P., Ed.
This volume offers a collection of papers which explores the relationships between major economic changes and individual and collective mental and physical well-being, including individual distress, deviant behavior, and other symptoms of underlying pathology. The contributors examine the processes leading from macroeconomic change to social and psychological outcomes from a variety of conceptual approaches. The focus is largely on individual stress related to unemployment and to work transitions. The papers are entitled: "Economic Circumstances and the Entangling Web of Pathologies;""Health and the National Economy;""Social Support, Person-Environment Fit;""Role Adaptation and the Appraisal of Work-Related Stress;""Economic Deprivation, Social Mobility, and Mental Health;""Economic Changes and Mental Illness;""Psychophysiology of Stress;""Discussion;""Does Economic Change Provoke or Uncover Behavioral Disorder?""Social Support and Stress: Some General Issues and Their Application to the Problem of Unemployment;""Unemployment and Mental Health;""Federal Legislation in Respect to Employee Ownership of Firms;" and "Strategy and Policy." (CK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Change, Economic Change, Economics, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Physical Health, Psychological Studies, Relationship, Social Mobility, Stress Variables, Unemployment
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 ($8.50 hardcover, $6.25 paperback, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: Papers and comments presented at the Conference on Mental Health and the Economy (Hunt Valley, MD, June 1978).