Trends in poverty risks among people with and without limiting-longstanding illness by employment status in Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom during the current economic recession -- a comparative study

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Johanna Falk, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström, Karsten Thielen, Margaret Whitehead, Lotta Nylén

Previous studies have found higher employment rates and lower risk of relative poverty among people with chronic illness in the Nordic countries than in the rest of Europe. However, Nordic countries have not been immune to the general rise in poverty in many welfare states in recent decades. This study analysed the trends in poverty risks among a particularly vulnerable group in the labour market: people with limiting-longstanding illness (LLSI), examining the experience of those with and without employment, and compared to healthy people in employment in Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Public Health
Volume13
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)925
ISSN1471-2458
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2013

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