Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries

  • Olli Kangas
  • Joakim Palme

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

About this book


This volume examines the relationship between Nordic social policy and economic development from a comparative perspective. It identifies the driving forces behind the development of the Nordic welfare model and the problems and dilemmas the model is facing at present. The book also traces the link between democratization and social policy, drawing attention to the role of the state and non-governmental organizations. Social Policy and Economic Development in the Nordic Countries examines Nordic social policies on unemployment, social care, family, education and health care policies, and reviews future challenges of the welfare state in the information society.


development Economic Development family policy poverty social policy unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Olli Kangas
    • 1
  • Joakim Palme
    • 2
  1. 1.Danish National Institute for Social ResearchCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Swedish Institute for Social ResearchStockholm UniversitySweden

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