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Author Andersen, Torben M
Title Nordic Economic Policy Review : Whither the Nordic Welfare Model?
Imprint Copenhagen : Nordic Council of Ministers, 2016
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Note Intro -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Whither the Nordic Welfare Model? -- References -- 2. The Nordic welfare model in an open European labor market4F -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Experiences prior to the enlargements of the European labor market -- 2.3 Experiences since the expansions of the European labor market -- 2.4 Structural challenges -- 2.5 A more robust welfare model -- 2.6 Conclusion -- References -- 3. Future Pathways for Labour Market Policy: Including the Excluded -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Active labour market policies for unemployed on the edge of the labour market -- 3.2.1 Case: Building bridges for young unemployed -- 3.2.2 Case: Mentoring of young people on social assistance -- 3.2.3 Case: Measuring Employability -- 3.3 Conclusion and discussion -- References -- 4. Economics of Innovation Policy10F -- Abstract -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Direct innovation policies -- 4.2.1 Intellectual property rights -- 4.2.2 Government funding of private R&D -- 4.2.3 Other innovation policy tools -- 4.3 Indirect innovation policies -- 4.3.1 Education -- 4.3.2 Basic research -- 4.3.3 Taxation -- 4.3.4 Other indirect innovation policies -- 4.4 Conclusions -- References -- 5. Taxing mobile capital and profits: The Nordic Welfare States -- Summary -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Globalization, tax competition and trends in capital taxation -- 5.3 The political economy of tax competition -- 5.4 Profit shifting and multinationals -- 5.5 Curbing base erosion -- 5.6 FDI, tax havens and multinationals: A bane or a boon for a host country? -- 5.7 Some concluding comments -- References -- 6. Nordic family policy and maternal employment -- Abstract -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Nordic family policies -- 6.2.1 Parental leave programs and cash-for-care -- 6.2.2 Subsidized child care
6.3 The causal effects of Nordic family policy on gender equality -- 6.3.1 Effects of paid parental leave and cash-for-care benefits -- 6.3.2 Effects of subsidized child care -- 6.4 Summary and suggestions for future policy58F -- References -- 7. Education and equality of opportunity: What have we learned from educational reforms62F -- Abstract -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Theoretical considerations related to the intergenerational transmission of human capital -- 7.3 Compulsory schooling reforms, tracking and intergenerational persistence -- 7.3.1 The compulsory schooling reforms -- 7.4 Causal effects of compulsory schooling reforms on intergenerational mobility -- 7.5 Parental choice and the importance of family background for pupil achievement -- 7.5.1 The choice and voucher reform -- 7.5.2 Parental background and school performance -- 7.6 The Swedish model: lessons learned and challenges for the future -- 7.6.1 Choice and sorting to schools -- 7.6.2 School segregation -- 7.6.3 Policy considerations of choice and sorting -- 7.7 Discussion -- References -- 8. Retirement and Health in the Nordic Welfare State83F -- Summary -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Welfare state institutions that insure against health-related loss of working capacity -- 8.3 Is there evidence of moral hazard induced retirement? -- 8.4 Does early retirement bring about cognitive decline? -- 8.5 Recent policy changes targeting disabled with remaining working capacity -- 8.5.1 Sickness absence and disability policy changes in Sweden since 2006 -- 8.5.2 4.2. Partial sick leave and wage subsidy schemes in Denmark -- 8.6 Conclusion -- References -- 9. The future of Welfare services: How worried should we be about Wagner, Baumol and Ageing?87F -- Abstract -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Welfare services and redistribution -- 9.3 The Baumol effect -- 9.4 The Wagner effect -- 9.5 Aging
9.6 Taxes, topping up or paying twice - can the welfare state muddle through? -- References -- 10. Ethnic fractionalization and the demand for redistribution - Potential implications for the Nordic model -- Summary -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 The demand for redistribution -- 10.2.1 Cross-country differences -- 10.2.2 Underlying factors that shape demand for redistribution -- 10.3 Ethnic heterogeneity and preferences for redistribution -- 10.3.1 Ingroup/outgroup bias -- 10.3.2 Evidence on the importance of racial/ethnical heterogeneity for demand for redistribution -- 10.3.3 Potential underlying mechanisms -- 10.4 The Nordic countries: moving towards more heterogeneity -- 10.5 Concluding remarks -- References -- 11. The Social Upper Class under Social Democracy -- 11.1 Prosperity, power and poverty -- 11.1.1 Dollar billionaires -- 11.1.2 An example: the super rich in Norway and in the US -- 11.1.3 If the US was as rich as Norway -- 11.2 Why so many wealthy? -- 11.3 Policy implications or implied policy? -- References -- Appendix
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Link Print version: Andersen, Torben M. Nordic Economic Policy Review : Whither the Nordic Welfare Model? Copenhagen : Nordic Council of Ministers,c2016 9789289344500
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