Working for Equity in Health launches report on the role of social protection in combating the financial crisis
The Working for Equity in Health report "The Pan-European macro-drivers: Work, worklessness, social protection and health inequalities" intends to help decision makers to think differently about the role of social protection systems in a period of crisis. It shows that governments should promote and invest in social protection measures, for example on Active Labour Market programmes or active inclusion, as a way to mitigates risks by improving resilience and the likelihood of job reintegration. In the context of austerity, these programmes offer strong public-investment value both for protecting public health and readying the economy for recovery.
The Working for Equity in Health is a project funded by the European Commission PROGRESS programme, aiming to explore the relationship between work, worklessness and social protection as key social determinants of health inequalities, with an assets based approach.
Read the report "The Pan-European macro-drivers: Work, worklessness, social protection and health inequalities".