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dc.contributor.authorJäntti, Markusen_US
dc.contributor.authorSaari, Juhoen_US
dc.contributor.authorVartiainen, Juhanaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:51:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:51:13Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291908479en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53090-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews Finnish economic history during the ‘long’ twentieth century with a special emphasis on policies for equity and growth. We argue that Finland developed from a poor, vulnerable, and conflict-prone country to a modern economy in part through policies geared at both growth and equity, such as land reform and compulsory schooling. The state participated in economic activity both indirectly and directly in the post-war period, implementing many social policy reforms that facilitated the functioning of the labour market and led to greater equity. Centralised collective bargaining was just one of the many means through which central government intervened in the economy. Both the long-run growth record and the equality of different kinds of economic outcomes are fairly positive. This suggests that facilitating economic growth through such policies that further more equitable outcomes may at least in the case of Finland have met with some success.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2006/06en_US
dc.subject.jelJ50en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.jelN34en_US
dc.subject.jelO52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordschoolingen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic policyen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleGrowth and equity in Finlanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn514214864en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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