COMMENTS:  Development of inequality according to some     social indicators from 1990’s up today             Inequality a...
Finnish welfare state – a success story? • YES   – According to international rankings   – Particularly SO from a longer t...
Income inequalities mid 1980 to late2000s                                            OECD 201108/11/2011     Presentation ...
Our problem: Increasing disparities since theGreat Depression of 1990’ies• NOT ONLY OUR PROBLEM,   it is problem for many ...
FINLAND IN NORDIC COMPARISON• SOME HESITATION that Finland is the lowest performer  among the Nordic countries regarding e...
Health and Social Problems are Worse in More Unequal Countries  Index of:  • Life expectancy  • Math & Literacy  • Infant ...
Child Well-being is Better in More Equal Rich CountriesSource: Wilkinson & Pickett, The Spirit Level (2009)
Adequacy of social assistance08/11/2011     Presentation name / Author   8
Relative poverty among socialassistance recipients08/11/2011     Presentation name / Author   9
Kuivalainen & Nelson:                                          Eroding minimum                                          in...
FINLAND bad• Employment        – Active labour market policy, also social security• Violence        – Is it just GENES?08/...
• Inequality matters:          strong evidence that     inequalities are associated with many shortages in     well-being•...
Life expectancy in the Nordic countries2001-2010, femalesSource: Eurostat 201108/11/2011              Presentation name / ...
Live births per 1000 15-19 years old women in theNordic countries 2000-2008Source: Nososco 201108/11/2011             Pres...
• WE NEED RESEARCH national and comparative,  particularly cross-Nordic comparisons08/11/2011        Presentation name / A...
Thank You!08/11/2011   Presentation name / Author   16
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Development of inequality according to some social indicators from 1990’s up today
Inequality and the Nordic Welfare Model –seminar
7th November 2011, Helsinki
Susan Kuivalainen

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Susan Kuivalainen: Development of inequality according to some social indicators from 1990’s up today

  1. 1. COMMENTS: Development of inequality according to some social indicators from 1990’s up today Inequality and the Nordic Welfare Model –seminar 7th November 2011, Helsinki SUSAN KUIVALAINEN08/11/2011 1
  2. 2. Finnish welfare state – a success story? • YES – According to international rankings – Particularly SO from a longer time perspective – Globally YES THL 2
  3. 3. Income inequalities mid 1980 to late2000s OECD 201108/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 3
  4. 4. Our problem: Increasing disparities since theGreat Depression of 1990’ies• NOT ONLY OUR PROBLEM, it is problem for many affluent countries THL 4
  5. 5. FINLAND IN NORDIC COMPARISON• SOME HESITATION that Finland is the lowest performer among the Nordic countries regarding equity – Depends on indicator• Other Nordic countries have not faced similar negative development in equity and social problems as Finland – WHY? – Need research08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 5
  6. 6. Health and Social Problems are Worse in More Unequal Countries Index of: • Life expectancy • Math & Literacy • Infant mortality • Homicides • Imprisonment • Teenage births • Trust • Obesity • Mental illness – incl. drug & alcohol addiction • Social mobilitySource: Wilkinson & Pickett, The Spirit Level (2009)
  7. 7. Child Well-being is Better in More Equal Rich CountriesSource: Wilkinson & Pickett, The Spirit Level (2009)
  8. 8. Adequacy of social assistance08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 8
  9. 9. Relative poverty among socialassistance recipients08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 9
  10. 10. Kuivalainen & Nelson: Eroding minimum income?08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 10
  11. 11. FINLAND bad• Employment – Active labour market policy, also social security• Violence – Is it just GENES?08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 11
  12. 12. • Inequality matters: strong evidence that inequalities are associated with many shortages in well-being• HOWEVER MECHANISMS are blurry08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 12
  13. 13. Life expectancy in the Nordic countries2001-2010, femalesSource: Eurostat 201108/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 13
  14. 14. Live births per 1000 15-19 years old women in theNordic countries 2000-2008Source: Nososco 201108/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 14
  15. 15. • WE NEED RESEARCH national and comparative, particularly cross-Nordic comparisons08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 15
  16. 16. Thank You!08/11/2011 Presentation name / Author 16

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