Washington D.C., April 18 -- : According to recent findings, victims of bullying in secondary school have increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment, later in life.

The research suggested that victims of persistent or violent bullying suffer the worst consequences.

As part of the study, the team of researchers that found being bullied in school increases the extent of mental health problems at age 25 by 40 per cent. It also increases the probability of being unemployed at age 25 by about 35 per cent; and for those in work, it reduces their income by around 2 per cent.

According to the researchers, bullying is widespread in schools, and many studies document a negative relationship between bullying and educational outcom...