Estimating the Mental Health Costs of Racial Discrimination

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Racial discrimination is a pervasive social problem in several advanced countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Public health research also indicates strong associations between exposure to racial discrimination and negative health, particularly mental health including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the direct negative health impact of racial discrimination has not been costed so far, although economists have previously estimated indirect non-health related productivity costs. This study estimates the burden of disease due to exposure to racial discrimination and measures the cost of this exposure.

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Racism , Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander , Health , Mental Health , Social and Emotional Wellbeing , Cultural and Social Determinants of Health , Knowledge Exchange , Young people , Indigenous
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Journal Article