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Author Freeman, Richard

Title The Welfare State in Transition : Reforming the Swedish Model
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997


Description 1 online resource (490 pages)
Series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Contents The Welfare State in Transition: Reforming the Swedish Model; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Generating Equality and Eliminating Poverty, the Swedish Way; 2. Public Employment, Taxes, and the Welfare State in Sweden; 3. Tax Policy in Sweden; 4. Wage Policy and Restructuring: The Swedish Labor Market since 1960; 5. The Effects of Sweden's Welfare State on Labor Supply Incentives; 6. An Evaluation of the Swedish Active Labor Market Policy: New and Received Wisdom; 7. Taxes and Subsidies in Swedish Unemployment
Summary Once heralded in the 1950s and 1960s as a model welfare state, Sweden is now in transition and in trouble since its economic plunge in the early 1990s. This volume presents ten essays that examine Sweden's economic problems from a U.S. perspective. Exploring such diverse topics as income equalization and efficiency, welfare and tax policy, wage determination and unemployment, and international competitiveness and growth, they consider how Sweden's welfare state succeeded in eliminating poverty and became a role model for other countries. They then reflect on Sweden's past economic problems, su
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.
Economic history
Economic History.
Business & Economics.
Sweden -- Economic conditions -- 1945- -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Topel, Robert H
Swedenborg, Birgitta
LC no. 96050195
ISBN 9780226261850