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The Nordic model - challenged but capable of reform

The Nordic model - challenged but capable of reform »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Karsten Albæk , Torben M. Andersen , Rita Asplund , Erling Barth , Bernt Bratsberg , Lars Calmfors , Antti Kauhanen , Jukka Lassila , Niku Määttänen , Mika Maliranta , Oddbjørn Raaum , Knut Røed , Kristine von Simson , Allan Sørensen , Tarmo Valkonen , Pekka Vanhala , and Vesa Vihriälä

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327787

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Welfare Model, Environmental Sustainability, Nordic Supermodel, Global Economic Crisis, Impacts of Global Competition, Population Ageing

The Nordic welfare model has received a lot of positive attention around the world. High standard of living, small income disparities and substantial social mobility looks like a very attractive package. Moreover,...

Parental leave, Care Policies and Gender Equalities in the Nordic Countries
			: Conference arranged by the Nordic Council of Ministers 21 - 22 October 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland

Parental leave, Care Policies and Gender Equalities in the Nordic Countries : Conference arranged by the Nordic Council of Ministers 21 - 22 October 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Erla Sigurðardóttir

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289320573

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Family Forms, Welfare Policies, Parental Models, Multi-ethnical Society, Gender-equality, Nordic Countries

What family forms are recognised in established Nordic and welfare policies? Which family values and parental models should be given political priority in a multi-ethnical society? Would part-time leave be ideal fr...

Policy Reform, Shadow Prices, and Market Prices

Policy Reform, Shadow Prices, and Market Prices »

Source: Policy Reform, Shadow Prices, and Market Prices

Volume/Issue: 1988/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 1988

ISBN: 9781451951608

Keywords: shadow prices, unemployment, social welfare function, social welfare

How should possible policy reforms and projects be assessed when prices give misleading signals? Revenues and costs at market prices then give distorted measures of social gains and losses and our appraisal should...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2001

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2001 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060531.043

ISBN: 9781589060531

Keywords: expenditure, total expenditure, capital expenditure, social security, expenditure on goods, expenditures, social security funds, social insurance, unemployment, disability

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.), and expenditure by sector (defense, education, health, etc.) for all levels of government (nati...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2002

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2002 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061866.043

ISBN: 9781589061866

Keywords: expenditure, total expenditure, capital expenditure, social security, expenditure on goods, expenditures, social security funds, social insurance, unemployment, social insurance fund

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.), and expenditure by sector (defense, education, health, etc.) for all levels of government (nati...

Argentina

Argentina »

Source: Argentina : Macroeconomic Crisis and Household Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2003/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriela Inchauste , Ana Corbacho , and Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851304

Keywords: macroeconomic crisis, household welfare, unemployment, employment, unemployed, unemployment insurance, unemployment rates, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, General Welfare,

Using urban household surveys, we constructed a panel dataset to study the effects of the Argentine macroeconomic crisis of 1999-2002 with the aim of (1) identifying the most vulnerable households, (2) investigatin...

Lucas vs. Lucas

Lucas vs. Lucas »

Source: Lucas vs. Lucas : On Inequality and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2007/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Carlos Cordoba , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865813

Keywords: Welfare costs, inequality, social welfare, country inequality, welfare function, welfare measures, Distribution, General Aggregative Models, Consumption, Saving

Lucas (2004) asserts that "Of the tendencies that are harmful to sound economics, the most seductive, and in my opinion the most poisonous, is to focus on questions of distribution... The potential for improving th...

Macroeconomic Dimensions of Public-Private Partnerships

Macroeconomic Dimensions of Public-Private Partnerships »

Source: Macroeconomic Dimensions of Public-Private Partnerships

Volume/Issue: 2016/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Edward Buffie , Michele Andreolli , Bin Grace Li , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2016

ISBN: 9781484307700

Keywords: Public-private Partnerships, Unemployment, Underinvestment, Welfare.

The voluminous literature comparing public-private partnerships (P3s) and own-investment (OI) by the public sector is dominated by contributions from microeconomic theory. This paper gives macroeconomics a voice in...

Confronting Budget Deficits

Confronting Budget Deficits »

Source: Confronting Budget Deficits

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

ISBN: 9781557756152

Keywords: unemployment, health care, social welfare, welfare programs, social security

Political leaders have so frequently cried wolf over budgetary spending that voters are skeptical about talk of budgetary crises. This is unfortunate, since deficits should arouse genuine concern, particular...

The Insurance Role of Social Security

The Insurance Role of Social Security »

Source: The Insurance Role of Social Security : Theory and Lessons for Policy Reform

Volume/Issue: 1997/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Victor Valdivia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451944174

Keywords: Public Finance, Computable General Equilibrium, welfare gains, wealth distribution, welfare impact, social security system

This paper examines the impact of social security on welfare. The provision of social security reduces precautionary savings and encourages early retirement. Consequently, it lowers aggregate capital, employment, o...