Swedish Welfare State
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Traces the evolution of the welfare model, its current situation and future prospects. Universal pension system. Impact of the model of changing economic conditions, structural rigidities, and a huge government deficit. Dimensions of the social insurance system. Concepts of universality. Role of trade and labor unions. Social equality.
From the Paper:"Evolution of the Swedish Welfare State
The two most important dimensions of the Swedish social insurance system, which serves as the basis of the State’s welfare system, are those of universality (i.e., it encompasses the entire population) and of compensation for loss of income (Edebalk, 2000). The decisions that are basic to the Swedish social insurance system, and thus to the Swedish Welfare State, were made during the 1910s, with a universal pension system adopted in 1913, creating the world’s first universal public insurance system. This brief report will trace the evolution of the Swedish Welfare State model, commenting upon its current state and its future prospects. That model is seen as increasingly vulnerable as a consequence of changing economic conditions, structural rigidities, and a huge government deficit ..."
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