By focusing on developments in the Nordic welfare states during the past decade, Nordic Social Policy provides new insights into the evolution of welfare state measures and generally assesses the peoples health in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
This comparative work includes chapters on
*the changed preconditions of welfare policies
*changes in the welfare measures
*developments in the welfare of the people
*developments in public support for the welfare states.

chapter 1|18 pages


The Nordic welfare states in the 1990s
ByMikko Kautto, Matti Heikkilä, Bjørn Hvinden, Staffan Marklund, Niels Ploug

chapter 2|35 pages

Economic problems, welfare convergence and political instability

ByStaffan Marklund, Anders Nordlund

chapter 5|29 pages

Universal public social care and health services?

ByJuhani Lehto, Nina Moss, Tine Rostgaard

chapter 6|26 pages

Activation policies in the Nordic countries

ByJon Anders Drøpping, Bjørn Hvinden, Kirsten Vik

chapter 7|26 pages

Changes in the social patterning of living conditions

ByJohan Fritzell

chapter 8|30 pages

Poverty and social exclusion in the Nordic countries

ByBjörn Halleröd, Matti Heikkilä

chapter 9|20 pages

The distribution of income in the Nordic countries

Changes and causes
ByBjörn Gustafsson, Rolf Aaberge, Ådne Cappelen, Peder J. Pedersen, Nina Smith, Hannu Uusitalo

chapter 10|27 pages

The legitimacy of the Nordic welfare states

Trends, variations and cleavages
ByJørgen Goul Andersen, Per Arnt Pettersen, Stefan Svallfors, Hannu Uusitalo

chapter 11|13 pages


The Nordic model stands stable but on shaky ground
ByMatti Heikkilä, Bjørn Hvinden, Mikko Kautto, Staffan Marklund, Niels Ploug