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By Kristen Ringdal, Heikki Ervasti, Torben Fridberg, Mikael Hjerm

This publication addresses the impact that institutional settings standard to the Nordic nations have upon people's attitudes and behavior. positioned inside a eu comparative standpoint, the analyses offered by means of the contributing authors centre round matters with regards to the welfare country, politics, kinfolk and paintings, in addition to cultural matters together with fiscal morality and religiosity. regardless of adjustments among the Nordic nations, the general effect given is of a shared outlook and lifestyle. within the eu context, the Nordic international locations really stand out as a special workforce for that reason demonstrating their institutional similarities. offering hugely rigorous and up to date info, with a large insurance of subject matters, this publication can be of serious curiosity to lecturers and scholars in sociology, social coverage and political technological know-how. it is going to additionally attract a person drawn to the Nordic international locations generally.

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1 ϭ very difficult . . 5 ϭ very easy). Not surprisingly, the greatest difficulties in obtaining extra money if suddenly needed are among the post-socialist countries. As many as 61 per cent of the respondents say that they found it either very difficult or difficult to get loans. Also the Southern Europeans (54 per cent) have difficulties in covering their acute financial needs via loans, while the Central Europeans, Anglo-Saxons, and the Northerners have much less of a problem in borrowing money (38 per cent, 29 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively).

Except for health, the regime impact from the Scandinavian welfare state is highly significant in all the welfare components studied. The regime is a kind of catch-all variable that captures numbers of unobserved factors as income distribution, gender equality, women’s labour force participation and so on. Interestingly enough, there is a positive impact from social spending and the Nordic welfare state on feeling safe, which indicates that social policy is not only an insurance against social insecurities, but it seems to safeguard against physical insecurity as well.

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