PMID: 12496306Dec 24, 2002

Impact of husbands' involuntary job loss on wives' mental health, among older adults

The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Michele SiegelS V Kasl

Abstract

This study estimates the consequences of older husbands' involuntary job loss for their wives' mental health. Using longitudinal data from the 1992, 1994, and 1996 waves of the Health and Retirement Study, multivariate regression models were estimated to measure the impact of older husbands' involuntary job loss on wives' mental health. We created two longitudinal data sets of two waves each to use in our analysis. The first data set, or period, combined Waves 1 and 2 of the Health and Retirement Study and described the 1992-1994 experience of spouse pairs in our sample. It included the wives of 55 husbands who experienced involuntary job loss between these survey dates and a comparison group of wives of 730 continuously employed husbands. The second data set described the 1994-1996 experience of couples. In particular, it included the wives of an additional 38 husbands who were displaced from their jobs between Waves 2 and 3, and a comparison group of wives of 425 husbands who were continuously employed from 1994 to 1996. Husbands' involuntary job loss did not have a statistically significant effect on wives' mental health. We found no evidence that changes in husbands' depressive symptoms modified the effect of his job loss o...Continue Reading

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Citations

Jul 21, 2006·The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences·W T GalloS V Kasl
Sep 9, 2006·The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences·Anna A Amirkhanyan, Douglas A Wolf
Jun 20, 2014·International Journal of Epidemiology·Carlos Riumallo-HerlMauricio Avendano
Nov 23, 2018·Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health·Sotiris VandorosIchiro Kawachi
Mar 15, 2019·The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences·Joohong MinAnna Chudyk
Oct 24, 2018·Translational Psychiatry·Douglas A Wolf, Frank A Middleton

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