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  • February 23, 2024 (all day)


About this event:

Title: “How does experiencing depression impact employment and earnings?”

Employment and earnings are critical social determinants of health. Despite much attention being paid to the employment outcomes of Canadians with mental health challenges, we still know relatively little about their long-term impact on earnings and employment. In this presentation, Dr. Dobson will discuss research pertaining to prevalence trends of depression among the working-aged population, how depressive episodes impact employment earnings, and discuss the working life expectancy associated with varying courses of depression.

Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Dobson

Dr. Kathleen Dobson is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. Dobson holds a PhD in epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University. Dobson’s research aims to understand how Canadians who experience mental illness and mental health challenges participate in the labour force. Her research also explores the long-term health and employment experiences of injured workers. Dobson’s methodological expertise focuses on longitudinal methods in complex observational data sources.