Marie Michael Library

Title

The Scandinavian welfare states: achievements, crisis and prospects

Author

Stephens, John D.

Description

Part of an international dialogue on the future of the welfare state, this paper examines the situation in Scandinavian countries who have enjoyed a reputation for combining generous welfare state entitlements with rapid economic growth and low unemployment. In recent years, they have experienced economic difficulties, leading to pressure to implement cuts.

File No

UNRISD-DP67

Agency

UNRISD

Date

June, 1995

Subject(s)

Social policy, Scandinavia

Pages

41