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The importance of government policies in reducing employment related health inequalities

Benach, Joan; Muntaner, Carles; Chung, Haejoo; Solar, Orielle; Santana, Vilma; Houweling, Tanja A. J; Marmot, Michael; Friel, Sharon


The current economic recession has caused striking levels of unemployment, underemployment, and job insecurity globally. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that the number of unemployed people was 212 million in 2009, and it projects the global unemployment rate in 2010 to be 6.5%, with a confidence interval ranging from 6.1% to 7%. In rich countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development more than 57 million people, or 10%, are unemployed in 2010, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-06-26
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ 340 (2010): 1392-1395
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c2154


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