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Welfare states, flexible employment, and health: A critical review

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  • Kim, Il-Ho
  • Muntaner, Carles
  • Vahid Shahidi, Faraz
  • Vives, Alejandra
  • Vanroelen, Christophe
  • Benach, Joan
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    Abstract

    The aim of this literature review is to identify whether differences between welfare regimes can manifest diverse consequences for the health effects of insecure and precarious employment, as well as to address challenging issues and implications for future research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

    Volume (Year): 104 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 99-127

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:104:y:2012:i:2:p:99-127

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    Keywords: Welfare state; Job insecurity; Precarious employment; Health;

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    1. McCartney, Gerry & Collins, Chik & Mackenzie, Mhairi, 2013. "What (or who) causes health inequalities: Theories, evidence and implications?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(3), pages 221-227.

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