Using data from a probability based survey of unemployed Black adults residing in an urban area, this study explores factors related to the presence of depressive symptoms. Findings indicate that depressive symptoms are less among unemployed persons with higher levels of income, education, religiosity, age and satisfactory social support. Age, however, is the single best predictor of depressive symptoms among unemployed Blacks. There were no significant differences by gender.
Brown, Diane R. and Gary, Lawrence E.
"Predictors of Depressive Symptoms and Unemployed Black Adults,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol12/iss4/5