More "disabled" in Sweden?
People in Sweden who cannot find work may be categorized as disabled, which in turn may make it more difficult for them to find employment over the long run. Their difficulties reflect a prevailing sense that an individual needs conform to certain norms to find work, according to a study of the Swedish Public Employment Service.
Is Danish welfare facing a break-up?
OPINION: Denmark is now discussing a break with the philosophy of universalism, although social expenditure in the Nordic countries is no higher than in Germany or France. Social policy experience tells us that universal welfare schemes are the most redistributive and that welfare for the poor always ends up as ‘poor welfare’.