This chapter focuses on the principles, policies and outcomes in the Nordic welfare state. It introduces the goals of the Nordic model in terms of key principles like universality and inequality and describes how these principles were instigated in policies and what challenges they are said to confront in the 2010s. The chapter analyses policy outcomes in a number of central areas in a comparative perspective. It assesses these policy developments and welfare outcomes in view of current challenges in a discussion of the future for the Nordic welfare model in the Nordic countries as well as in other countries. The chapter presents the goals of the Nordic welfare model and the policies used to try to achieve these goals. It focuses on key concepts of inequality and social mobility on the side of goals and outcomes, concepts like universalism and generosity when setting out the policy side.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State|
|Number of pages||13|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Series||Routledge International Handbooks|