The Impact of Export Shock on Mental Health: Evidence from China
The relationship between health and economic growth is a classic topic in economics research. On the basis of effectively alleviating endogenous problems, this paper examines the impact of export shocks on national mental health. The study found that the slowdown in export growth in recent years has negatively affected national mental health. Discussion on the mechanism shows that as the economic growth slows down, the labor market is impacted, the wage level drops, and the possibility of unemployment increases, which leads to increased economic pressure on households. Heterogeneity analysis showed that the negative impact on the mental health of the middle-aged, elderly and low-educated groups was greater.