Change and Resilience in Welfare State Policy. The Politics of Sickness Insurance in Norway and Sweden

  title={Change and Resilience in Welfare State Policy. The Politics of Sickness Insurance in Norway and Sweden},
  author={Anniken Hagelund and Anna Bryngelson},
  journal={Social Policy \& Administration},
This article compares the processes of reforming sickness insurance in Norway and Sweden. Despite the many similarities between the Norwegian and Swedish welfare states, they have taken different paths when it comes to reforming their sickness insurance systems. In the period between 1990 and 2010 Sweden changed its wage replacement levels and levels of employer financing several times, while in Norway they remain basically unchanged since 1978, notwithstanding many reform initiatives by… Expand

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