May 2010
Canada & the World Backgrounder;May2010, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p9
The article explains the development of the Nordic welfare states. It cites that social welfare functions in Scandinavian countries are taken cared of by the local authorities or the state with full employment as the priority. The Scandinavian welfare model is seen to work in a capitalist market economy where there is less free play of power and wealth and the people have a relaxed attitude towards public authorities and the central government. Also noted is the Nordic welfare model that is more comprehensive and harmonious than other programs.


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