§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department's nation-wide cohort study of the unemployed produced any evidence that an increase in psychological disorder is a consequence of unemployment; and which disorders are evidenced.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The health questions in the DHSS cohort study of unemployed men study were very broadly framed and dealt only with self-reported health. This, together with the fact that the numbers reporting any psychological problem at any stage during the year were so small, makes the result—no significant change—inconclusive. Details of the results of the health and other questions are available in "The DHSS Cohort Study of Unemployed Men. Working Paper 1" by Douglas Wood. A copy is in the Library of the House.