The aim of this systematic review of reviews is to update and appraise the evidence base of the effects of social protection policies on health inequalities. The systematic review evidence base of the effects of social protection policy interventions remains sparse, of low quality, of limited generalizability (as the evidence base is concentrated in the Anglo-Saxon welfare state type), and relatively inconclusive. There is a clear need for evaluations in more diverse welfare state settings and particularly of family policies.
Authors: F. Hillier-Brown, K. Thomson, V. Mcgowan, J. Cairns, T. A. Eikemo, D. Gil-Gonzále, C. Bambra
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