Constitutional Rights to Health
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center analyzed national constitutional texts in force as of May 2017.
Why consider constitutions?
Governments establish human rights through national and sub-national legislation, targeted programs and policies, and national constitutions. Among these tools, constitutions fulfill several unique and important functions:
Leave for Health Needs
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center reviewed original labor and social security legislation, complemented and verified by information on social security systems from each UN member state and global sources to collect information about policies for adult labor. The following sources were used to gather information on this subject:
Additional information to fill in gaps from the abovementioned sources was drawn from the following:
Initial data analysis has focused on national-level law and policy. In countries where labor policies are set at the state or provincial level, such as the U.S. and India, we coded based on the lowest level of guarantee.
For details on the variables included in this category, please see WORLD global maps on Health.
For more information about WORLD’s approach to building globally comparative databases on policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity, please visit our Methodology page.