Mental health and education decisions

Paper that helps documenting the importance of the association between poor mental health, educational attainment and subsequent dropping-out behaviour.

It suggests (but does not prove) that there could be a causal mechanism. Thus, programmes aimed at improving the mental health of adolescents may be very important for improving educational attainment and reducing the number of young people who are 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training).

Author: 
Francesca Cornaglia
Author: 
Elena Crivellaro
Author: 
Sandra McNally
Publisher: 
Centre for Economics of Education
Published: 
2012
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