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

@article{Barlow2015AusterityPA,
  title={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},
  author={Pepita Barlow and Aaron Reeves and Martin McKee and David Stuckler},
  journal={Journal of Public Health Policy},
  year={2015},
  volume={36},
  pages={452-468}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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