The Economics of Happiness
Joblessness has a lasting psychological impact, particularly on those with existing mental health problems.
Oxford Analytica's has unveiled a new report that sheds light on the psychological impact unemployment has on the state of your mental health.
The report can be best summed with: If you have no job, you’re miserable.
This just in: The sky still is blue.
I know such a revelation seems pretty obvious. The same goes for the answer as to who is happiest.
Those honors go to the following: The highly educated, women, high-income earners, the young and old (not the middle-aged), married, self-employed and retired.
Among those the least happy (re: hating life) you’re likely without a job, divorced from your spouse and suffering from severe ill health.
Where exactly do you fit? Now I’m sure you may have the urge to threaten to slap me with a Dr. Phil book for reporting on a report that seems pretty self-explanatory, but hear me out.
With mass unemployment predicted by some to last “at least another 18-24 months and possibly longer in advanced capitalist economies” it’s evident that a growing number of people will found themselves succumbing to depression.
The report pushes for focused policy attention on the unemployed mind and its needs.
Do you find that necessary and if so, exactly what type of policy could be enacted to help people deal with the stress that stems from their economic woes?
Moreover, if you have found yourself in a funk in lieu of the recession have you been able to pull yourself out of it?
Answer below or send a story detailing your plight with depression to firstname.lastname@example.org.