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Social protection


Social protection provisions are key instruments for reducing social risks, combating poverty and promoting greater social cohesion. They are also contributing factors to a person’s quality of life.

The modernisation of social protection and social services and in particular the impacts of quality improvement initiatives on both service to clients and on working conditions have been a focus for Eurofound research.

Access to, and quality of, health services are assessed in the European Quality of Life Surveys.

Issues around

have been highlighted in Eurofound studies.

The European Monitoring Centre on Change has selected the health and social services sector for examination, looking at trends and drivers of change at sectoral level.



Page last updated: 18 January, 2011