Inequality in labour market affiliation and social benefit dependency in breast cancer survivors

One-third of breast cancers occur in women aged <55 years. Despite treatment advances that prolong survival, breast cancer survivors have lower labour market participation, which may impede their economic, mental and physical health, and quality of life.

This project will determine the impact of breast cancer on labor market affiliation and social benefit use. The project will evaluate how the 2013 amendment to the Disability Act influenced these outcomes, providing crucial insights into the interaction between legislative changes, cancer diagnoses, and socioeconomic position.