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Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

Abstract

Changing social equality through state policies was perhaps the greatest legacy of the twentieth century. The Nordic countries in particular have been able to raise living standards and curb inequalities without compromising economic growth. But with social inequalities on the rise, how do they fare when compared with countries with alternative welfare models, such as the UK, the Netherlands and Germany? Taking a comparative perspective, this book casts light on the changing inequalities in Europe. Contributions from experts in a range of fields examine the causes, direction and impact of chan ... More

Keywords: Nordic welfare model, social inequality, social policy, welfare states, child family policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426604
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Kvist, editor

Johan Fritzell, editor

Bjorn Hvinden, editor

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One Changing social inequality and the Nordic welfare model

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

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