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Sweden's Welfare State
			: Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying? »

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061583.071

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden has long been viewed as epitomizing a particular approach to economic and social policy. To its advocates, the Swedish welfare state builds on a strong social consensus favoring extensive state intervention...

Sweden

Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Selected Issues-The Role of Government

Volume/Issue: 2001/169

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451835977

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax rates, tax reform, tax revenues

Sweden's quality of life, public health, and educational attainment indicators are among the best in the world. Although it is impossible to pin down the optimal size of the welfare state precisely, the government...

Sweden

Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 1999/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451835861

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, taxation, fiscal surplus, inflation target

This 1999 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sweden's real GDP growth accelerated to 2.9 percent in 1998, as a result of a strengthening of domestic demand. Private consumption was aided by sizable real wage i...

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Sweden

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 1999/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451835861

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, taxation, fiscal surplus, inflation target

This 1999 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sweden's real GDP growth accelerated to 2.9 percent in 1998, as a result of a strengthening of domestic demand. Private consumption was aided by sizable real wage i...

Statement by Kai Aaen Hansen, Executive Director for Sweden

Statement by Kai Aaen Hansen, Executive Director for Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 1999/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451835861

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, taxation, fiscal surplus, inflation target

This 1999 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sweden's real GDP growth accelerated to 2.9 percent in 1998, as a result of a strengthening of domestic demand. Private consumption was aided by sizable real wage i...

Appendix A Primer on Marginal and Average Effective Rates of Capital Income Taxation

Appendix A Primer on Marginal and Average Effective Rates of Capital Income Taxation »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

This appendix develops the various effective tax concepts used in Chapter 6 to analyze the impact of the Swedish tax system on investment and savings decisions. This is an area of some complexity, both becau...

1 Introduction and Overview

1 Introduction and Overview »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden has long been regarded as epitomizing the modern welfare state. In fact, the “welfare states” of different countries differ in quite fundamental ways. 1 That in Sweden—natu...

2 Main Elements of the Swedish Welfare State

2 Main Elements of the Swedish Welfare State »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

This chapter provides context for the later discussion, describing key features of current arrangements in Sweden and of the development of the role of government over the past, critical decade....

3 The Swedish Growth Experience

3 The Swedish Growth Experience »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden’s growth performance over recent decades has been a matter of considerable interest and controversy, both within Sweden and more widely. There has been a long-running debate on the question of whether...

4 Growth, Government, and the Welfare State

4 Growth, Government, and the Welfare State »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Whatever one’s view of Sweden’s relative growth performance over past decades, it could be, nevertheless, that Sweden’s growth performance is substantially dependent on the extent and quality of government i...