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Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries
 
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Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries
Edited by Olli Kangas and Joakim Palme
 
 
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01 Jul 2005
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This volume examines the relationship between Nordic social policy and economic development from a comparative perspective. It identifies the driving forces behind the development of the Nordic welfare model and the problems and dilemmas the model is facing at present. The book also traces the link between democratization and social policy, drawing attention to the role of the state and non-governmental organizations. Social Policy and Economic Development in Nordic Countries examines Nordic social policies on unemployment, social care, family, education and health care policies, and reviews future challenges of the welfare state in the information society.


Description

This volume examines the relationship between Nordic social policy and economic development from a comparative perspective. It identifies the driving forces behind the development of the Nordic welfare model and the problems and dilemmas the model is facing at present. The book also traces the link between democratization and social policy, drawing attention to the role of the state and non-governmental organizations. Social Policy and Economic Development in Nordic Countries examines Nordic social policies on unemployment, social care, family, education and health care policies, and reviews future challenges of the welfare state in the information society.


Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries: An Introduction; O.Kangas & J.Palme
Coming Late - Catching Up: The Formation of a Nordic Model; O.Kangas & J.Palme
Voluntary State-Subsidized Social Insurance in the Advanced Industrialized World Since the 1890s: The Nordic Experience in Comparative Perspective; E.Carroll
Empowering Social Policy: The Role of Social Care Services in Modern Welfare States; A.Anttonen
Family Policy and Cross-National Patterns of Poverty; T.Ferrarini & K.Forssén
Education and Equal Life-Chances: Investing in Children; G.Esping-Andersen
Fighting Health and Income: One Important Road to Welfare and Development; J.Fritzell & O.Lundberg
Does the Welfare State Harm Economic Growth? Sweden as a Strategic Test Case; W.Korpi
Growth and Employment in the Nordic Welfare State in the 1990s: Crisis and Revival; J.Kiander
How to Maintain a Big Tax Welfare State?; O.Sjöberg
The Nordic Model of the Information Society: The Finnish Case; P.Himanen
Does the Most Brilliant Future of the Nordic Model have to be in the Past?; O.Kangas & J.Palme
Index


Authors

OLLI KANGAS is Research Professor at the Danish National Institute for Social Research in Copenhagen. His main research interest concerns causes and consequences of social institutions and comparative methods. He is author of The Politics of Social Rights. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and edited books on the making of the welfare state, institutional set-ups of social policy programmes and their consequences in terms of legitimacy and income distribution.

JOAKIM PALME is Director of the Institute for Futures Studies and Professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Sweden. His work focuses on comparative welfare state research, particularly on pensions. He has published together with Walter Korpi on the welfare state and redistribution and the new politics of the welfare state, and with Olli Kangas on the public private mix in pension policy. From 1999-2001, he was Chairman of the Welfare Commission, which assessed the state of welfare in Sweden. He has previously written on the Nordic model in the context of the European Union.