Belgium -Poverty makes sick -October 13, 2015

According to a report of the Christian social security institution there is a direct link between sickness and poverty. People that live in poverty have a sickness risk that is 21% higher than those living in wealth. Based on several statistics and social stratification data the organisation calculated the risks and found that the lower the socio-economic position of a person the poorer his or her health situation and the lower his or her life expectation.  

English: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/Health%2Band%2BEnvironment...

Data set (in Dutch): https://www.cm.be/binaries/gezondheidskloof_tcm375-162534.pdf 

Data set (in French): http://www.mc.be/binaries/2015-10-12-%20annexes_tcm377-162608.pdf

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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