Mental Health and Illness in Ageing

Sherry Glied, Carolyn D. Gorman, Richard Frank

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter discusses the economics of mental health and illness in the context of ageing. We describe how key characteristics of mental illnesses may affect social and economic outcomes across the life course. We provide perspectives on the epidemiology of these illnesses in a life course context. We then discuss the social welfare challenges generated by the interplay of mental illness and ageing, including effects on the health system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Ageing
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000812770
ISBN (Print)9780367713324
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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