Project Description

Psychological distress among JSA claimants

This study reports on the results of a longitudinal survey of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants with a view to understanding how mental well-being changes with length of time unemployed.


Sally McManus, Alice Mowlam, Richard Dorsett, Stephen Stansfeld, Charlotte Clark, Victoria Brown, Ivonne Wollny, Nilifer Rahim, Gareth Morrell, Jenny Graham, Rachel Whalley, Lucy Lee and Howard Meltzer (2012) Mental health in context: the national study of worksearch and wellbeing.  DWP Research Report 810.  PDF


Department for Work and Pensions


NatCen, University of Leicester, Queen Mary University of London