Perceived economic insecurity is more detrimental to mental health than actual, realized risk.
Fear of unemployment is the most damaging form of economic insecurity, particularly for males.
Expected economic insecurity within the next year reduces mental health by 0.18 of a standard deviation from the mean
Even the currently employed, especially men in full-time positions, experience economic insecurity as a significant negative factor on mental health
Economic Insecurity: A Socioeconomic Determinant of Mental Health