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Pieter Dudal
Ghent University
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#1Pieter Dudal (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Piet Bracke (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 26
Abstract Empirical research has consistently shown that overeducation is positively associated with depressive symptoms. However, little is known about the cross-national variation of this association. This study investigates the issue by examining how macro-economic factors and labor-market policies moderate the link between two objective measures of overeducation (the realized-matches and job-analyst methods) and depressive symptoms. Analysis is based on individual-level data from the European...
#1Pieter Dudal (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Dieter Verhaest (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 12
Last.Piet Bracke (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 26
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There is little theoretical understanding of why educational inequalities in depression are larger in some countries than in others. The current research tries to fill this gap by focusing on the way in which important labor market processes, specifically upgrading and polarization, affect the relationship between education and depression. Analyses are based on a subsample, aged between 20 and 65, in 26 countries participating in the European Social Survey (N = 56,881) in 2006, 2012, and 2014. T...
#1Pieter DudalH-Index: 1
#2Piet BrackeH-Index: 26
Social epidemiological research is dominated by a rather optimistic view on the mental health status of the higher educated. Despite the consistency of this observation, recent empirical research points to some counteracting evidence as elevated forms of mental health complaints have been found for several higher educational professions and these are often directly linked to their working conditions. This issue is mainly studied from a micro perspective with a strong focus on working conditions ...
#1Pieter Dudal (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Piet Bracke (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 26
Objectives To investigate (1) the size of absolute and relative educational inequalities in depression, (2) their variation between European countries, and (3) their relationship with underlying prevalence rates.
#1Pieter DudalH-Index: 1
#2Piet BrackeH-Index: 26
In recent decennia, European labor markets witnessed important changes in the supply and demand of higher educated people. After the second World War, European societies experienced a process of educational expansion which went hand in hand with increasing employment opportunities for the higher educated. However, it seems that this upgrading of the labor market was not sufficient as an oversupply of the higher educated is present in a substantial part of the European countries. Current research...
#1Pieter DudalH-Index: 1
#2Piet BrackeH-Index: 26
In recent decennia, a substantial part of the European labor markets are characterized by an oversupply of the higher educated. It is suggested that this structural labor market feature can increase job-competition between and within different educational groups and can have negative consequences for the socio-economic position of the lower educated. Hence, to gain more insight into the macro-mechanisms linking education to health, we address the question whether an oversupply of the higher educ...
#1Pieter DudalH-Index: 1
#2Piet BrackeH-Index: 26
Background The positive relationship between education and health is one of the most consistent findings in social epidemiology. Research within this domain has shown that lower educated people have higher rates of morbidity and mortality in comparison with the higher educated. This relationship seems to hold true for mental health as well. Concerning depression, the educational gap has been observed in different contexts and for several subpopulations. However, recent comparative studies indica...
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