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Scandinavian welfare state

Gunnar Persson

Scandinavian welfare state

anatomy, logic and some problems

by Gunnar Persson

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Published by Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGunnar Persson.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Welfare State Programme -- 7
ContributionsWelfare State Programme.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13933853M

the Welfare State in Sweden Sherwin Rosen The Issues Public employment accounts for about one-third of employment in Sweden today. Its rapid growth reflects growth in the welfare state. Beginning in the early s, virtually all employment growth in Sweden has been the result of.


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