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Depressive symptoms of house-poor persons: Korean panel data evidence

Authors
 Tae-Hoon Lee  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Woorim Kim  ;  Juyeong Kim  ;  Jaeyong Shin  ;  Tae Hyun Kim 
Citation
 International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol.62(6) : 569-577, 2016 
Journal Title
 International Journal of Social Psychiatry 
ISSN
 0020-7640 
Issue Date
2016
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Depression/epidemiology* ; Family Characteristics ; Female ; Housing/economics* ; Humans ; Income/statistics & numerical data* ; Longitudinal Studies ; Male ; Mental Health* ; Middle Aged ; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Factors ; Young Adult
Keywords
Depressive symptom ; house tenure ; house-poor ; housing affordability
Abstract
BACKGROUND: There are no studies researching the relationship between house-poor persons and mental health. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between house-poor status and depressive symptoms. AIM: To examine the relationship between the house-poor and depressive symptoms according to household income. METHODS: Data from the Korean Welfare Panel Study were used. House-poor were defined as people having possession with over 10% house-related interest in disposable income. About 7,565 participants over the age of 19?years were followed up from 2011 to 2013. The generalized estimating equations were used for analysis. RESULTS: Individuals with more house-related debt showed increasingly higher depression scores (possession with under 5% related debt to disposable income β?=?0.2024, p?=?.1544; under 10% β?=?0.7030, p?=?.0008; over 10% β?=?1.3207, p?<?.0001). Individuals possessing houses with over 10% ratio of house-related debts to disposable income had higher depression scores than individuals without house ownership (no possession β?=?0.8927, p?<?.0001). CONCLUSION: Individuals without houses and individuals owning houses with higher percentages of house-related interests showed higher levels of depressive symptoms. Therefore, this study affirmed that the importance of considering the most vulnerable groups in addressing the mental health of individual.
Full Text
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abstract/10.1177/0020764016653773
DOI
10.1177/0020764016653773
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4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김태현(Kim, Tae Hyun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1053-8958
박은철(Park, Eun-Cheol) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
신재용(Shin, Jae Yong)
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/151950
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