• Summary
  • Policy
  • Section 1: Social protection and health
  • Social protection and risks over the life course
  • The introduction of social protection and its impact on health
  • Generosity and coverage: their impact on health
  • Targeting and selectivity
  • Section 2: How much is adequate?
  • The present rules
  • A Minimum Income Standard?
  • Barriers to improvement
  • The costs of long term illness
  • Time costs.
  • Section 3: Eligibility for and the administration of social protection
  • Excluded groups
  • Sustaining work
  • Section 4: Gender and health
  • Poverty, gender and mental health
  • An intra-household and life-course perspective
  • Section 5: Conditionality and health
  • Section 6: Policy implications
  • A more reasoned and open process of benefit setting.
  • Benefit priorities based on health gain
  • More tax resources will be needed
  • Simplification of the benefit structure
  • Better links between the health and social protection systems
  • Healthy behaviour conditionality
  • References