Work by Sanjay Basu (Stanford) and colleagues finds depression more likely among unemployed in U.S. than in Europe

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This story is based on newly published findings on the association of job loss and depression among workers in the U.S. and 13 European countries. Sanjay Basu and colleagues found: "Job loss is associated with increased depressive symptoms in the USA and Europe, but effects of job loss due to plant closure are stronger for American workers. Wealth mitigates the impact of job loss on depression in the USA more than in Europe."

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Sanjay Basu (Stanford)

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Americans get more depressed over job loss than Europeans

Additional Media Coverage:

"Unemployed American workers are MORE likely to become depressed than their European counterparts" - Mail Online. 6/18/2014.

"Americans get more depressed over job loss than Europeans" - CBS News. 6/19/2014.

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