The Nordic Development And Growth Models

The Nordic countries are often bundled together, as representatives of a 'Model' which combines high living standards and an open market economy with social insurance and ambitious public services. Yet, the economic and political development of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden towards this model has taken quite different roads. Sweden's economic development from the late nineteenth century onwards can be seen as a rather spontaneous industrial breakthrough, whereas the state has in both Norway and Finland assumed a more active and interventionist role in mobilizing resources and managing natural endowments.

Provided by: United Nations University Topic: Big Data Date Added: Oct 2010 Format: PDF

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