Getting better?: Health and the labour market
Think tank: IPPR
Author(s): Chris Thomas
December 7, 2022
This report from UK think tank IPPR sets out a framework to begin informing the policy response to improve population health nd limit harm caused by illness.
Unlike many other comparable countries, the UK’s economic activity and employment rates are yet to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Improvements in population health have stagnated in the UK – a trend that began before Covid-19 and accelerated during the pandemic, and poor health is undermining labour market outcomes and equity. When it comes to health, the UK stands at a crossroads. In this report, we set out a framework to begin informing the policy response to improve population health, and limit harm caused by illness.