coronavirus crisis, wellbeing, equality, inequality, social exclusion, non-discrimination, employment
The restrictive measures and recommendations aimed at safeguarding the health of the population and the carrying capacity of the healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis succeeded in slowing the spread of the epidemic and protecting the risk groups. On the flip side, however, we see that these exceptional measures have had serious social and economic consequences.
The high-profile group's report highlights issues critical to the welfare society during the COVID-19 crisis. The report assesses the consequences of imposing restrictions, lifting restrictions and the recovery of the economy and society as a whole in terms of human and social well-being and equality.
The Finnish welfare society provides a strong foundation for coping with the crisis, but we must make efforts to avoid long-term damaging consequences of previous recessions.
The effects of the emergency situation are not evenly shared in the population, which is why it is important to focus attention on those whose wellbeing has been most affected by the situation.
A socially, humanely and economically intact and equal society is built on human dignity and people's interdependence. The coronavirus crisis reveals the fractures of society, and addressing them is of primary importance in order to preserve the welfare society. A wellbeing impact assessment requires a well-functioning set of criteria, regular production of information and a permanent assessment structure.