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Ph.d.-forsvar

Annemette Coop Svane-Petersen defends her PhD thesis at the Department of Sociology

Ph.d.-forsvar — Annemette Coop Svane-Petersen forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling "Unemployment and mental health problems. New evidence from Danish register data".

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Date & Time:

Place:
University of Copenhagen, The Faculty Library of Social Sciences, Gothersgade 140, Audit. 1, 1353 Copenhagen K.

Hosted by:
Department of Sociology

Cost:
Free

Kandidat
Annemette Coop Svane-Petersen

Title
Unemployment and mental health problems. New evidence from Danish register data“. Prior to the defence, a paper copy of the dissertation is available for reading at the Department of Sociology, room 16.1.23.

Time and venue
August 25, 2017 at 13:00. University of Copenhagen, The Faculty Library of Social Sciences, Gothersgade 140, Audit. 1, 1353 Copenhagen K. Kindly note that the defence will start precisely at the announced time. The Department of Sociology will host a reception after the defence in room 16.1.62 at approx. 4 pm.

Assessment Committee

  • Associate professor Carsten Strøby Jensen, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (chairman)
  • Professor Espen Dahl, Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Norway
  • Research Professor Andrew Clark, PSE, Ecole normale supérieure, France

Abstract
This PhD thesis comprises four empirical studies under the overall theme of unemployment and mental health problems. The ambition of the thesis is to gain further insight into the detrimental influence of unemployment on the risk of mental health problems and to investigate how mental health problems influence re-employment chances among the unemployed. The main data source used in this thesis is Danish registry data. Overall, findings from the thesis suggest that unemployment increases the risk of mental health problems for selected groups of individuals and that re-employment chances are negatively influenced by mental health problems and overall poor health.

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