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Changing social inequality and the Nordic welfare model

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

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter describes why and how the Nordic welfare model is interesting in the current era of reforming labour markets and social protection policies. The basic characteristics of the ... More


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

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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 ... More


Eroding minimum income protection in the Nordic countries? Reassessing the Nordic model of social assistance

Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares trends in the means-tested minimum income schemes in the four Nordic countries with those in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK over two decades. The chapter challenges the ... More


Nordic fertility patterns: compatible with gender equality?1

Marit Rønsen and Kari Skrede

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the connection between the policies of parenthood and fertility levels. It argues that the role of family policies in maintaining high fertility levels is often overstated. It ... More


Nordic responses to rising inequalities: still pursuing a distinct path or joining the rest?

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

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Whether the Nordic countries have stemmed the international tide of inequality better, worse or merely different from other Western countries is the question addressed in this final chapter. Applying ... More


Epilogue: on developing empowering child welfare systems and the welfare research needed to create them

Keith Pringle

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews what is believed as the major future challenges facing research, policy and practice in the field of child and family social work, not only in the Nordic countries but also ... More


Is immigration challenging the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model?

Christer Gerdes and Eskil Wadensjö

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between immigration and the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model. After describing the different waves of immigration into the Nordic countries, ... More


Waving not drowning: Iceland, kreppan and alternative social policy futures

Zoë Irving

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Despite its relatively small size and supposed semi-peripherality, Iceland's place in the European context of financial crisis has been pivotal. Iceland was popularly regarded as a catalyst in the ... More


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