Economic crisis and the regional and local economic effects of the welfare state: The case of Denmark

Frank Hansen, Chris Jensen-Butler

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Abstract

The paper presents an analysis of the regional and local economic role of the Danish welfare state during a prolonged period of economic crisis. The role of the welfare state in redistributing income between localities and regions is examined, this being related to changing relations of power and responsibility between state and local government levels. The analysis is presented within a theoretical context where different models of the welfare state are examined and related to the distributional questions. Finally, the future of the Scandinavian type of welfare state in Europe is discussed, together with the implications of future changes for geographical redistribution of income.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-187
Number of pages21
JournalRegional Studies
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Denmark
  • Income redistribution
  • Local and state power
  • Welfare state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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