Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Author/Editor: Lachman, Desmond ; Bennett, Adam ; Green, J. H. ; Hagemann, Robert P. ; Ramaswamy, Ramana
Publication Date: October 06, 1995
Summary: Sweden's economy in the early 1990s has been characterized by a deep recession, high unemployment, a ballooning public sector budget deficit, and a decline in the value of the currency - developments that have raised questions about the country's capacity to sustain its comprehensive welfare state. This study provides an analysis of recent economic developments in a longer-term context and assesses their implications for future policies.
Series: Occasional Paper No. 130
Subject(s): Economic recession | Economic recovery | Labor Markets | Public finance | Adjustment policy | Public debt | Social security | Devaluation | International trade | Economic conditions | Sweden

Publication Date: October 06, 1995
ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 0251-6365 ; ISBN 1-55775-486-1 Format: Paper
Stock No: S130EA0000000 Pages: vii+69
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