Values and labor force participation in the Nordic countries
AbstractThe Nordic countries are known for their success in combining an extensive welfare state with high labor force participation. This is explained by the origins of their welfare states that can be traced to a unique set of values and beliefs that emphasize the right of women to participate in the labor market. These values are currently shared by individuals born in other European countries of Nordic parents. Some possible causal explanations are proposed. --
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employment; taxes; values; beliefs;
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- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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- NEP-EUR-2014-03-22 (Microeconomic European Issues)
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- NEP-LMA-2014-03-22 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
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