Living on the edge: precariousness and why it matters for health

@inproceedings{McKee2017LivingOT,
  title={Living on the edge: precariousness and why it matters for health},
  author={Martin McKee and Aaron Reeves and Amy Clair and David Stuckler},
  booktitle={Archives of Public Health},
  year={2017}
}
The post-war period in Europe, between the late 1940s and the 1970s, was characterised by an expansion of the role of by the state, protecting its citizens from risks of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity. This security began to erode in the 1980s as a result of privatisation and deregulation. The withdrawal of the state further accelerated after the 2008 financial crisis, as countries began pursuing deep austerity. The result has been a rise in what has been termed… CONTINUE READING
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