What Characterise the Nordic Welfare State Model

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The main distinctive characteristics of the Nordic welfare states are presented. These include full employment, high degree of equality, a high level of taxes and public sector spending. The Nordic countries are compared to other European countries. The conclusion being that the Nordic Model is here to stay, although a movement in a European direction is underway.
Translated title of the contributionHvad karakteriserer de Nordiske velfærdsstater
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Sciences
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Welfare State
  • Nordic Model
  • convergence
  • full employment
  • equality

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