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New book about the welfare state


Andreas Bergh, IFN and Lund University, has revised and updated the book The capitalist welfare state (Studentlitteratur) which now is published in a fourth edition. Any news in the book? "In this edition I investigate the causal link between institutions and prosperity. I study for-profit companies in the welfare sector and address new research on problems in the Swedish school system and the importance of trust for the Swedish success," explains Andreas Bergh.

Some of the questions that Andreas Bergh answers in the book: How did Sweden developed from one of the poorest countries to being the fourth richest in the world? And how was it possible to simultaneously become one of the most equal countries? Can the Swedish welfare state presist also in the future?

Learn more about the author, Andreas Bergh

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