Population Health


Social and Economic Determinants of Mental and Cognitive Health

Maarten Jacob Bijlsma, Karen van Hedel, Pekka Martikainen

Mental health problems are among the leading contributors to the loss of quality of life and have important socioeconomic consequences and causes. In this project, we investigate the effects of unemployment, socioeconomic status, cohabitation and marriage, and parenthood on mental and cognitive health.Detailed description

Research keywords: Economics, Employment, Retirement; Family Behavior; Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology; Life Course; Psychology

Region keywords: China; Europe; Finland


van Hedel, K.; Martikainen, P.; Moustgaard, H.; Myrskylä, M.:
SSM-Population Health 4, 244-253 (2018).
Bijlsma, M. J.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Social Science and Medicine 194, 142-150 (2017).
Moustgaard, H.; Joutsenniemi, K.; Martikainen, P.:
European Journal of Public Health 26:6, 1034-1039 (2016).