Mental Health, Determinants of

Ezra Golberstein, S. H. Busch

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In this article, the authors first review differences between mental health and physical health conditions and explicitly consider how the health production function can be applied to mental health. They then review the research on the determinants of mental health, focusing on the contributions of economists to this literature. They focus on three important inputs to mental health production: income, macroeconomic conditions, and employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Health Economics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123756787
ISBN (Print)9780123756794
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Affective disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Determinants of health
  • Grossman model
  • Income
  • Labor market participation
  • Macroeconomic conditions
  • Mental health
  • Mental health treatment
  • Psychotic disorders


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