Abstract:Tackling mental ill‐health among the working‐age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. It is an issue that has been neglected for too long, reflecting widespread stigma, fears and taboos. Employment opportunities for people with mental ill‐health are low, many of those who are employed struggle in their jobs, and disability caused by mental ill‐health is frequent and rising. OECD governments increasingly recognise that this situation is not sustainable and that policy has a major role to play in improving it.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: January 1, 2012