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Changing social equality : the Nordic welfare model in the 21st century

Author: Jon Kvist
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Nordic countries 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 to countries with alternative welfare models? Taking a comparative perspective, this book casts new light on the changing inequalities in Europe.
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Changing social equality.
Bristol : Policy, 2012
(OCoLC)768067569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Kvist
ISBN: 9781847426611 1847426611
OCLC Number: 1012478743
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xi, 211 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Equality and the Nordic welfare model: principles, pressures and perspectives ~ Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden and Olli Kangas; Anti-immigration attitudes, support for redistribution, and party choice in Europe ~ Henning Finseraas; Do we all (dis)like the same welfare state? Configurations of public support for the welfare state in comparative perspective ~ Mads Meier Jaeger; Eroding minimum income protection in the Nordic countries ~ Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson; Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective ~ Gabrielle Meagher and Marta Szebehely; Welfare State Institutions, Unemployment and Poverty: Comparative study on changes in labour market and income status in 15 European countries ~ M. Azhar Hussain, Olli Kangas & Jon Kvist; Social inequalities in health: The Nordic welfare state in comparative context ~ Clare Bambra; Income inequality and poverty: do the Nordic countries still constitute a family of their own? ~ Johan Fritzell, Olof Backman and Veli-Matti Ritakallio; Does immigration challenge the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model? ~ Christer Gerdes and Eskil Wadensjoe; Nordic responses to rising inequalities ~ Jon Kvist, Bjorn Hvinden and Olli Kangas.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Kvist [and others].

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