Greece -Austerity impact on health -February 22, 2014

The country underwent the sixth consecutive year of economic contraction in 2013, with its economy shrinking by 20% between 2008 and 2012 and anaemic or no growth projected for 2014. Unemployment has more than tripled, from 7.7% in 2008 to 24.3% in 2012, and long-term unemployment reached 14.4%. The economic crisis has deepened since it was bailed out by the international community in 2010. In a series of articles in the Lancet an assessment is made how austerity measures have affected the health of the population and their access to public health services. The authors explain how short-sighted measures intended to improve the country's economy have been counterproductive for the health of the people.

English: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article ...  

http://www.enetenglish.gr/resources/article-files ...  

 

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