The DRIVERS project, undertaken by a consortium of research bodies from 2012-15, builds on the growing body of evidence which shows that reducing health inequalities requires action across a number of policy areas. The research focuses on three of the main drivers or ‘social determinants’ that influence a person’s health: fair employment, social protection and early childhood development.
Alongside academic and non-academic partners, Business in the Community undertook detailed research to support the fair employment and working conditions strand, including:
This employers briefing paper summarises the vast body of research carried out across Europe as part of the DRIVERS project. To access all reports and findings, visit www.health-gradient.eu
The research was carried out by University College London, Dusseldorf University and CHESS (Swedish Centre for Health Equity Studies) – in partnership with organisations representing the public health sector, civil society and business (EuroHealthNet, Eurochild, Business in the Community and the European Anti-Poverty Network). The project was managed by EuroHealthNet.