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Mental health stigma

Bharadwaj, P., Pai, M. M. & Suziedelyte, A. (2017). Mental health stigma. Economics Letters, 159, pp. 57-60. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.06.028


Comparing self-reports to administrative records, we find that survey respondents are significantly more likely to under-report mental illnesses compared to other health conditions. This behavior is consistent with the existence of stigma of mental illnesses. We show that stigma can play a role in determining health-seeking behavior.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Mental health, Stigma, Misreporting
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Economics
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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