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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...

Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia
			: Achievements and Challenges

Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia : Achievements and Challenges »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Christian Beddies , Enrique Gelbard , James McHugh , Laure Redifer , and Garbis Iradian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064515.058

ISBN: 9781589064515

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty reduction, banking, banking system, tfp, tax revenues, tax administration

Since 2000, Armenia's economic performance has been remarkable. Real economic growth has averaged 11 percent a year, annual inflation has averaged 3 percent, and poverty and inequality have fallen. The country has...

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

Chapter 6 to analyze the impact of the Swedish tax system on investment and savings decisions. This is an area of some complexity, both because of the wide variety of tax considerations that ari...

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

20 Some methodological points need to be stressed at the outset....

5 Labor Market Interventions

5 Labor Market Interventions »

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

Policymakers in Sweden have long seen the shaping of labor market outcomes as critical to the pursuit of their equity objectives, using a range of instruments—both fiscal and nonfiscal—to secure high and sta...

6 Investment and Savings

6 Investment and Savings »

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

51 This distinction is especially important in Sweden, with over 40 percent of the equity market being held by nonresidents. Indeed, the importance of the distincti...

7 Redistribution

7 Redistribution »

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

A key objective of the Swedish welfare state is to ensure a distribution of real income and a pattern of economic opportunities that meet criteria of social justice with broad political support. A wide range...

8 Pressures on the Welfare State

8 Pressures on 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

69 and at the same time demographic change points towards significantly increased revenue needs. This chapter assesses the extent of the challenges, and their likel...