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Is immigration challenging the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model?

Christer Gerdes and Eskil Wadensjö

in Changing Social Equality

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426604
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305583 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0009
Is immigration challenging the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model?

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This chapter examines the relationship between immigration and the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model. After describing the different waves of immigration into the Nordic countries, the chapter sets out various ways in which the linkage between immigration and economic sustainability has been discussed and examined. Finally, it discusses whether economic reasons exist for government interventions and, if so, what policy responses may be appropriate.

Keywords: Nordic welfare model; economic sustainability; immigration; labour market

Chapter.  6065 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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