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JEL Volume. 49, Issue 1 | leftPrevious Review

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Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden by Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg and Robert Topel

Published By: NBER Conference Report series. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 978-0-226-26192-8
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Per Skedinger of Research Institute of Industrial Economics
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.1.129.r15
Review Pages: 168-70

Book Review Abstract

Per Skedinger of Research Institute of Industrial Economics reviews "Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden" edited by Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert Topel. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins, “Nine papers examine Sweden's recovery from crisis and the role that the country's welfare state institutions and policy reforms played in that recovery. Papers discuss searching for optimal inequality-incentives; policies affecting work patterns and labor income for women; wage determination and employment....”


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Per Skedinger of Research Institute of Industrial Economics


JEL Classifications

D31: Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
I30: Welfare and Poverty: General
J08: Labor Economics Policies
J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
P16: Capitalist Systems: Political Economy


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