Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson 2010
Arbetsrapport 2010 nr.11
From a comparative point of view the Nordic countries have succeeded well in terms of poverty alleviation; however, last-resort safety-nets are changing. This study analyses central dimensions of Nordic social assistance, such as generosity, scope and effectiveness of benefits. It shows that particularly Finland and Sweden have suffered from welfare decline, including less generous and effective benefits.
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