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Social Policy Review 26Analysis and debate in social policy, 2014$
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Kevin Farnsworth, Zoë Irving, and Menno Fenger

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447315568

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447315568.001.0001

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Rescaling Inequality? Welfare Reform and Local Variation in Social Assistance Payments

Rescaling Inequality? Welfare Reform and Local Variation in Social Assistance Payments

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(p.239) Thirteen Rescaling Inequality? Welfare Reform and Local Variation in Social Assistance Payments
Source:
Social Policy Review 26
Author(s):

Renate Minas

Olof Bäckman

Vibeke Jakobsen

Tomas Korpi

Thomas Lorentzen

Timo Kauppinen

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447315568.003.0013

This chapter examines the relationship between shifting divisions of power and the degree of variation in social assistance payments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It uses multilevel modelling controlling for both individual and municipal characteristics. It reviews the literature in power shifts and inequality before discussing Nordic reforms. It then presents the data and the method used, results and conclusions.

Keywords:   Social assistance payments, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Divisions of power, Multilevel modelling, Inequality

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