Glennerster, Howard, Bradshaw, Jonathan, Lister, Ruth and Lundberg, Olle (2009) Reducing the risks to health: the role of social protection: report of the Social Protection Task Group for the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010. CASEpapers, CASE/139. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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We demonstrate that the introduction of social protection systems as well as their generosity and coverage have significant impacts on health. Who receives the benefits within the household affects the health outcomes for the family. The eligibility for and administration of benefits matters. We examine the growth of means testing in the UK and its recent modifications. We find serious difficulties facing those with long term medical conditions who are on the margins of the labour force. Collaboration between the health and social protection systems is poor. We give particular attention to gender and health and the implications this has for the social protection system. We also consider the fate of groups like asylum seekers who are excluded from its normal working.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Additional Information:||© 2009 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy
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Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
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