Nordic welfare states

Authored by: Olli Kangas , Jon Kvist

The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415682923
eBook ISBN: 9780203084229
Adobe ISBN: 9781136190230

10.4324/9780203084229.ch15

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Abstract

The Nordic countries are world-known for their comprehensive welfare states and their low levels of inequality. Some people think that such a welfare state is a dystopia to be avoided at all costs. Others believe the Nordic welfare state is a paradise on earth. Both critics and supporters agree that the Nordic countries share a number of features that in a catch-all term can be said to be ‘the Nordic welfare model’ with a distinct set of goals, policies, and outcomes.

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