Surviving social assistance: 12-month prevalence of depression in sole-support parents receiving social assistance

Byrne, Carolyn; Browne, Gina; Roberts, Jackie; Ewart, Bonnie; Schuster, Michael; Underwood, Jane; Flynn-Kingston, Sheila; Rennick, Kathy; Bell, Barbara; Gafni, Amiram; Watt, Susan; Ashford, Yvonne; Jamieson, Ellen
April 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;04/07/98, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p881
Academic Journal
Presents research which studied the prevalence, correlates and health care expenditures associated with depression among sole-support parents receiving social assistance in Ontario. Coexistence of poverty and depression among single parents receiving social assistance; Methods; Results; High rates of depression and other psychiatric disorders; Higher expenditures for health care services; Impact on children.


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