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Good, fair work


Being in good, fair work helps improve and protect health. This includes work that provides sufficient income, security, control, flexibility, opportunity for growth, is safe and inclusive. The relationship is two way, in that being in good health supports participation in work and the economy. Being unemployed is associated with adverse health impacts. 

Action to improve health through participation in good, fair work can happen at many levels. These approaches are described below.

The Wider Determinants of Health Unit has published COVID-19 and employment changes in Wales.

This series of reports examines the impact of COVID-19 on employment in Wales, focussing on health and equity, especially in relation to young people and also dependent children. 

The summary profiles provide an overview of key findings across the three areas of work.

Covid-19 and employment changes in Wales: What we know about current and future impacts
Covid-19 and employment changes in Wales: Insights for policy – young people, employment and health (Beaufort Research):
Promising interventions to improve health and health equity (Alma Economics):
 Narrative Summary (PDF, 962Kb)
 Technical report (PDF, 746Kb)
 Research extraction sheet (Excel, 295Kb)
On-line evidence map of promising interventions