Cancer and in general long-term illnesses at workplaces

15-09-2008

The aim of the study was to gain an understanding of the barriers faced by workers with long-term illnesses or with cancer in order to be (re-)integrated at the workplace and/or to regain social inclusion. The different approaches and legislations applied across Member States are analysed against the level and duration of sick workers' social protection, in particular by addressing workers' wages and standards of living during and after sick leave. The study also aimed at raising the awareness of breast cancer patients during the 'breast cancer month October'.

The aim of the study was to gain an understanding of the barriers faced by workers with long-term illnesses or with cancer in order to be (re-)integrated at the workplace and/or to regain social inclusion. The different approaches and legislations applied across Member States are analysed against the level and duration of sick workers' social protection, in particular by addressing workers' wages and standards of living during and after sick leave. The study also aimed at raising the awareness of breast cancer patients during the 'breast cancer month October'.

Autorzy zewnętrzni

Chiara Crepaldi (coordinator), Marzia Barbera and Fabio Ravelli (Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale - Milan, Italy) Case studies : Fabio Ravelli (UK, Italy and The Netherland), Simone Scarpa (Finland) and Roxana Ciuciucu (Romania)