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Growth and Equity in Finland

dc.contributor.author Jäntti, Markus
dc.contributor.author Saari, Juho
dc.contributor.author Vartiainen, Juhana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-26T15:38:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-26T15:38:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.description.abstract Finnish economic history during the "long" 20th century, with a special emphasis on policies for equity and growth, is reviewed. IT is argued that Finland developed from a poor, vulnerable and conflict-prone country to a modern economy in part through policies geared at both growth and equity, such as land reform and compulsory schooling. The state participated in economic activity both indirectly and directly in the post-war period, implementing many social policy reforms that facilitated the functioning of the labor market and led to greater equity. Centralized collective bargaining was just one of the many means through which central government intervened in the economy. Both the long-run growth record and the equality of different kinds of economic outcomes are fairly positive. This suggests that facilitating economic growth through such policies that further more equitable outcomes may at least in the case of Finland have met with some success. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9125
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject World Development Report 2006
dc.title Growth and Equity in Finland en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.relation.associatedurl Washington, DC: World Bank
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Finance
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.topic Labor
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Private Sector
okr.topic Rural Development
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