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Austerity, precariousness, and the health status of Greek labour market participants: retrospective cohort analysis of employed and unemployed persons in 2008-2009 and 2010-2011

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Greece implemented the deepest austerity package in Europe during the Great Recession (from 2008), including reductions in severance pay and redundancy notice periods. To evaluate whether these measures worsened labour market participants' health status, we compared changes in self-reported health using two cohorts of employed individuals in Greece from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. During the initial recession (2008-2009) we found that self-reported health wo...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1057/jphp.2015.25

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of public health policy Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Pages:
452–468
Publication date:
2015-08-20
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EISSN:
1745-655X
ISSN:
0197-5897
URN:
uuid:ef45b336-6292-4c81-9ff3-df5c3ba76c53
Source identifiers:
541742
Local pid:
pubs:541742
Paper number:
4

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