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Confronting Budget Deficits

Confronting Budget Deficits »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756152.051

ISBN: 9781557756152

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

The phenomenon of substantial peacetime budget deficits over the past20 years has been traced to the burden of entitlements, a slowdown ineconomic productivity, and demographic and macroeconomic shifts in theindust...

Strategic use of public-private cooperation in the Nordic region

Strategic use of public-private cooperation in the Nordic region »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ole Helby Petersen , Steven Højlund , Jacob Ladenburg , Eline Theresa Bouwhof Holljen , Karsten Vrangbæk , and Guri Weihe

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289321983

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Welfare States, Significant Demographic Challenges, Financial Sustainability, New Welfare Technologies, Public-Private Partnerships, Welfare Solutions

The Nordic welfare states are facing significant demographic challenges now and in the future. At the same time life expectancy of the citizens is increasing. Thus more senior citizens need to be cared for by still...

A matter of health and job satisfaction
			: Seniors, work and retirement in the Nordic region

A matter of health and job satisfaction : Seniors, work and retirement in the Nordic region »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Halvorsen , and Jenny Tägtström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325677

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Countries, Work Participation, Welfare Perspective, Labour Market, Social Insurance Systems, Discrimination

In all the Nordic countries there is a declared policy of increasing work participation among seniors. The most important reason comes from a more long-term population, generation and welfare perspective: gradually...

Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services
			: A model for Europe?

Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services : A model for Europe? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Aila-Leena Matthies

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312899

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, National Welfare, Civic Society, Existing Research, Nordic Analysis, European Researchers, European Context

When well functioning national welfare states are put under pressure, also the tasks of civic society and citizens' mutual responsibility are being re-defined. Hence, the significance of the civic society organisat...

Fiscal Policy Rules for Oil-Producing Countries

Fiscal Policy Rules for Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy Rules for Oil-Producing Countries : A Welfare-Based Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2009/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wojciech Maliszewski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872736

Keywords: nonrenewable resource, oil producers, oil, permanent income, social welfare, welfare function, social welfare function, welfare functions, social welfare functions,

The paper presents numerical simulations of various fiscal rules for oil-producing countries. Welfare implications are sensitive to the choice of the social welfare function, initial conditions, and non-oil growth...

Creating an inclusive labour market
			: Inclusion of youths, people with disabilities and seniors (a summary)

Creating an inclusive labour market : Inclusion of youths, people with disabilities and seniors (a summary) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ragna Flø , Bjørn Halvorsen , Ole-Johnny Hansen , and Jenny Tägtström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325745

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Welfare, Economic Independence, Labour Market Inclusion Project, Project Stresses, Individually Adapted, Universal Solutions

High participation in the labour market is the cornerstone of Nordic welfare and high living standards. In all the Nordic countries, the goal is that as many as possible can participate in employment. Work provides...

Positive Factors at Work
			: The First Report of the Nordic Project

Positive Factors at Work : The First Report of the Nordic Project »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Gunnar Aronsson , Vilhelm Borg , Marit Christensen , Klas Gustafsson , Jari Hakanen , Karoline Hofslett Kopperud , and Lisa Vivoll Straum

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289315845

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Positive Psychology, Human Life, Organisational Psychology, Positive Factors at Work, Positive Approach, Nordic Welfare

Positive psychology investigates the positive aspects of human life. Positive psychologists contend that it is difficult to understand the factors that create health, balance and meaningful lives through studying s...

Gender Budgeting - Integration of a gender perspective in the budgetary process
			: Part report: country reports

Gender Budgeting - Integration of a gender perspective in the budgetary process : Part report: country reports »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313964

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Welfare States, Budgetary Process, Gender Equality Budgeting, Budgetary Process, Finance Ministries

One of the Nordic Council of Ministers' long-term goals is to support the Nordic countries to mainstream a gender equality perspective into the national budget and budgetary process. A further aim is to ensure that...

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...