Expansion and Retrenchment of the Swedish Welfare State

@article{Buenda2015ExpansionAR,
  title={Expansion and Retrenchment of the Swedish Welfare State},
  author={Luis Buend{\'i}a},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={226 - 245}
}
  • Luis Buendía
  • Published 26 March 2015
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Health Services
In this article, we will undertake a long-term analysis of the evolution of the Swedish welfare state, seeking to explain that evolution through the use of a systemic approach. That is, our approach will consider the interrelations between economic growth (EG), the sociopolitical institutional framework (IF), and the welfare state (WS)—understood as a set of institutions embracing the labor market and its regulation, the tax system, and the so-called social wage—in order to find the main… 
1 Citations

Figures from this paper

Gone with the Crisis? Welfare State Change in Europe Before and Since the 2008 Crisis
The economic crisis has undoubtedly impacted welfare states through the austerity policies prioritised to purportedly lead economies back to a growth path. In this paper, we assess the effects of the

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 62 REFERENCES
Economic growth and welfare state: a case study of Sweden
In this article we analyse the relation between the dynamics of economic growth and the welfare state using the Swedish experience as a case study. We defend three theses concerning the Swedish
The Choice Revolution: Privatization of Swedish Welfare Services in the 1990s
During the 1990s, the Swedish welfare state was declared by some to be in a “crisis”, due to both financial strain and loss of political support. Others have argued that the spending cuts and reforms
Internationalization and the Social Democratic Model
This article examines the crisis of the social democratic model in the four countries (Austria, Norway, Finland, and Sweden) in which social democracy was most successful in maintaining and even
Welfare-State Retrenchment Revisited: Entitlement Cuts, Public Sector Restructuring, and Inegalitarian Trends in Advanced Capitalist Societies
In recent years it has become commonplace for comparativists to emphasize the resilience of welfare states in advanced capitalist societies and the failure of neoliberal efforts to dismantle the
Globalization and Taxation
Many have argued that the increased international mobility of both capital and labor witnessed in recent years will force advanced capitalist democracies to cut taxes and, thus, ultimately roll back
The New Politics of the Welfare State
This essay seeks to lay the foundation for an understanding of welfare state retrenchment. Previous discussions have generally relied, at least implicitly, on a reflexive application of theories
The Rehn-Meidner Model in Sweden: Its Rise, Challenges and Survival
The Rehn-Meidner model recommends active labor-market policies, tight macroeconomic policies and solidarity wage policies to combine price stability, growth, full employment and equity. The golden
The Swedish Experiment
The deterioration of the economic performance in Sweden from about 1970 was to some extent the result of a number of exogenous shocks and "unnecessary" policy mistakes. It was, however, also related
The Politics of Purpose. Swedish Macroeconomic Policy After the Golden Age
In the 1970s and 1980s, most European countries started pursuing disinflationary economic policies, accepting rising unemployment. Sweden was one of a small number of countries that waited until
The Politics of Welfare State Retrenchment: A Literature Review
Welfare state retrenchment is widely seen as a highly unpopular endeavour and, therefore, as politically difficult to pursue. This assumption has underpinned most of the political science research on
...
1
2
3
4
5
...