1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Long-Term Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Finland (Country Overview Paper 2) (Draft)



This paper aims to examine the role of development strategies and social policies pursued in Finland in the twentieth century and their role in the development of welfare state and poverty reduction. The paper studies the interconnections of institutions and economic and social policies to explain the economic growth on one hand and the social achievement on the other.