Time to care! – Work, life and inequality in the care economy, FEPS Policy Brief August 2020

Summary The distribution of care work in a society plays a central role in the formation of inequality between men and women. The structure of care provision, or the distribution of caring responsibilities, is perhaps the largest single factor in the continuation of gender inequalities.As Europe emerges from the crisis, a long-overdue conversation needs to… Continua a leggere Time to care! – Work, life and inequality in the care economy, FEPS Policy Brief August 2020

Towards a fairer, care-focused Europe

Introduction It took a pandemic to understand the essential nature of care and caring. It took a global lockdown to realise that care is embedded in every aspect of our life. And it took drastic social distancing measures to see that care is fundamental for the well-being of individuals and societies. Contrary to mainstream economic… Continua a leggere Towards a fairer, care-focused Europe

Attitudes towards the european health union – The Case of Hungary, FEPS Policy Brief March 2021

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic facilitated a long-expected paradigm shift in the European Union’s perception of health and healthcare. It has been proved that health policy decisions cannot be kept within a nation-state framework only and that a new vision and strengthened community competencies are needed to cope with public health crises. Traditionally, EU member states… Continua a leggere Attitudes towards the european health union – The Case of Hungary, FEPS Policy Brief March 2021

Health and European solidarity after the pandemic – by Xavier Prats Monné

Introduction This in an extract. See the entire publication at this link The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly exposed the Achilles heel of the European project: the gap between the European Union’s powers and competencies on the one hand, and, on the other, the issues that are closest to European citizens’ concerns – health, employment, social… Continua a leggere Health and European solidarity after the pandemic – by Xavier Prats Monné

Health Inequalities in Europe: Setting the Stage for Progressive Policy Action by Timon Forster, Alexander Kentikelenis and Clare Bambra

Executive Summary By some measures, such as life expectancy at birth, the health of the European population is better today than ever before. However, substantial inequalities in health continue to exist: Between European countries, life expectancy and mortality continue to be better in Western European countries than in Eastern European countries. Within European countries, there… Continua a leggere Health Inequalities in Europe: Setting the Stage for Progressive Policy Action by Timon Forster, Alexander Kentikelenis and Clare Bambra

Cherishing All Equally 2020: inequality and the care economy

Introduction by Robert Sweeney This is an extract from read the full paper at this link. The crisis that currently besets the continent of Europe and, indeed, most of the world, is the most profound in living memory. It is at once a public health, a political, a social, and an economic crisis. Its reach… Continua a leggere Cherishing All Equally 2020: inequality and the care economy