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GENDER-SPECIFIC PATTERNS OF EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS FOR PERSONS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA: EVIDENCE FROM THE SCHIZOPHRENIA CARE AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SCAP)

The Economics of Gender and Mental Illness

ISBN: 978-0-76231-111-8, eISBN: 978-1-84950-274-0

ISSN: 0194-3960

Publication date: 5 October 2004

Abstract

Schizophrenia is a profoundly disabling chronic mental disorder with an estimated annual prevalence rate of about 1.3% for the U.S. population age 18 to 54 (USDHHS, 1999). One reason it is so disabling is that onset typically occurs in early adulthood, impacting on a range of life experiences that influence later employment, such as completion of schooling, and early-career experiences at work. For most people, successful navigation of these experiences creates a solid foundation for later career advancement through the development of work skills and social supports.

Citation

Salkever, D.S., Slade, E.P. and Karakus, M. (2004), "GENDER-SPECIFIC PATTERNS OF EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS FOR PERSONS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA: EVIDENCE FROM THE SCHIZOPHRENIA CARE AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SCAP)", Marcotte, D.E. and Wilcox, V. (Ed.) The Economics of Gender and Mental Illness (Research in Human Capital and Development, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0194-3960(04)15007-5

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