Socioeconomic inequalities in mental health among adolescents in Europe
Mental health in children and adolescents is a topic of increasing importance. Results from several research studies indicate an association between mental health problems and socioeconomic status in young people.
This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on socioeconomic inequalities in mental health among adolescents in European countries that are members of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. Problems associated with previous studies are discussed and needs for further research highlighted.