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Nordic Social Policy : Changing Welfare States - Matti Heikkila

Nordic Social Policy

Changing Welfare States

By: Matti Heikkila (Editor), Bjorn Hvinden (Editor), Mikko Kautto (Editor), Staffan Marklund (Editor), Niels Ploug (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415208758
Number Of Pages: 328

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"Scandinavian Welfare Policy" provides new insights into the evolution of welfare state measures by focusing on developments in the Nordic welfare states - Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark - during the past decade. Including chapters from over twenty contributors, this comparative work examines the changed preconditions of welfare policies, analyzes changes in welfare measures, investigates developments in the welfare of the people, and looks at developments in public support for the welfare states. "Scandinavian Welfare Policy" will provide a new understanding of Northern European welfare and will be of interest to students of social policy, sociology and welfare studies as well as for academics, policy makers and analysts in social policy.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction: the Nordic welfare states in the 1990sp. 1
Economic problems, welfare convergence and political instabilityp. 19
Changes in age structure, family stability and dependencyp. 54
Cuts in and reform of the Nordic cash benefit systemsp. 79
Universal public social care and health services?p. 104
Activation policies in the Nordic countriesp. 133
Changes in the social patterning of living conditionsp. 159
Poverty and social exclusion in the Nordic countriesp. 185
The distribution of income in the Nordic countries: changes and causesp. 215
The legitimacy of the Nordic welfare states: trends, variations and cleavagesp. 235
Conclusion: The Nordic model stands stable but on shaky groundp. 262
Referencesp. 275
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780415208758
ISBN-10: 0415208750
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 10th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1