The aim of this project would be to investigate the relative influence of equalities characteristics (e.g., gender, age, ethnicity) on people’s experience of mental health. For example, is gender a better predictor of a person’s mental health than age? The project also aims to explore how these characteristics interact to predict a person’s mental health.
This project will involve a few different steps:
- Review existing survey datasets (e.g., Scottish Health Survey, Understanding Society) to identify the most suitable
- Consult with policy colleagues to identify the key equality characteristics for the analyses
- Develop and apply the statistical approach
- Disseminate findings to analysts and policy colleagues
The ideas for this project are tentative, and the intern would be encouraged to suggest alternative approaches.
This project would be based within a team of analysts (social researchers and statisticians) working in the area of mental health, with wider connections with analysts in Health and Social Care Analysis and policy colleagues in Mental Health.