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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


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


A Nordic model in child welfare?

Helena Blomberg, Clary Corander, Christian Kroll, Anna Meeuwisse, Roberto Scaramuzzino, and Hans Swärd

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/9781847424068.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter captures the similarities and variations in the performance of child welfare through a comparative Nordic approach. It provides new perspectives on the discussion on whether the welfare ... More


The Dark Side of the Universal Welfare State?: Child Abuse and Protection in Sweden

Madeleine Cocozza and Sven E. O. Hort

in Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

On more than one occasion Sweden has been singled out as the most successful contemporary example of a harsh industrial class society transformed into an advanced human welfare society. The question ... More


Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book aims to provide an up-to date, accessible and critical account of the welfare regimes of the main East Asian states and China. It puts the spotlight on the Chinese and East Asian welfare ... 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


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


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


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


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


Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Zoë Irving, Zoë Irving, Menno Fenger, and John Hudson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Social Policy Review draws together international scholarship at the forefront in addressing concerns that emphasise both the breadth of social policy analysis, and the expanse of issues with which ... More


Investigating Immigration and the Sustainability of the Norwegian Welfare State: The Role of Government Commissions

Grete Brochmann

in Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834557
eISBN:
9780191872655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834557.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter deals with a specific part of research-based policy-making in the Norwegian context—the institution of Norwegian Official Commissions (Norges Offentlige Utredninger—NOU). This ... 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


Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800

John Bryden, Ottar Brox, and Lesley Riddoch (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696208
eISBN:
9781474412506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book, which has a Preface by Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine, is a comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland, mainly since about ... More


Sweden: In Times of Two Crises

Joakim Palme

in Welfare and the Great Recession: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830962
eISBN:
9780191868917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830962.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The two crises examined by Joakim Palme in this chapter impacted differently on the level of living conditions in Sweden. The deep 1990s crisis had a broad-ranging effect on population hardship, ... More


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