What happens in our economy has an impact on our health. Income inequality is a crucial social determinant of health. It interacts with a number of other social determinants of health including: housing, racism, immigration and social inclusion.
At the Wellesley Institute, our aim is to broaden the policy debate on income security to include employment. Poverty and inequality are increasingly the result of labour market outcomes rather than access to employment. We are bringing the health impacts of inequality and labour market outcomes to the forefront of the policy debate.