Is Finland an Ally of Nazi Germany? – Carl Gustaf Mannerheim – WW2 Biography Special

College and post-graduate wage premium in the English speaking countries, France, S. Korea, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden

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Source: Education at a Glance 2015, section 6.

A Brief Case Study on the Finnish Language

The Nordic Gender Equality Paradox

Before tax child poverty in USA and Scandinavia

@BernieSanders how did Danish, Swedish, Finnish & Norwegian billionaires make their money?

OK, Nordic billionaire population sizes might be small, but plenty more billionaires make their own money in neoliberal USA than in Bernie Sanders’ Utopia

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Source: Caroline Freund and Sarah Oliver, The Origins of the Superrich: The Billionaire Characteristics Database (2016).

Public, mandatory & voluntary private social expenditure, G7, Nordics, Australia & New Zealand

Mandatory and voluntary private social expenditure makes a big difference to the degree of social insurance in some countries but not others. The calculation of these numbers in purchasing power parity would be much more interesting.

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Source: OECD Income Distribution database.

% social benefits in cash by income quintile, G7, Nordics, Australia and New Zealand

Some welfare states are much more targeted. Australia has the most targeted welfare state in terms of public social benefits paid in cash to the bottom quintile (Q1) of income earners.

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Source: OECD Income Distribution database.

A bizarre Finnish amateur racing car practice for redistributing winning

Nordic all-in average personal income tax rates at average wage by family type – corrected

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Data extracted on 21 Jan 2016 05:12 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

How Scandinavian Countries Pay for Their Government Spending

Equilibrium unemployment rates in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, 1969 – 2017

Equilibrium unemployment rates are creeping up on all Scandinavian countries bar Norway.

Data extracted on 10 Nov 2015 07:07 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

Why are Scandinavians so thin? Still few overweight Japanese

Generation Rent comes to Scandinavia in lockstep – real housing prices in #Finland, #Sweden & #Norway since 1975

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Source: International House Price Database – Dallas Fed

Note: The house price index series is an index constructed with nominal house price data. The real house price index is an index calculated by deflating the nominal house price series with a country’s personal consumption expenditure deflator.

% of unemployment lasting longer than 12 months in Scandinavia since 1976

As I recall, most unemployed have been unemployed longer than 12 months in Sweden have to go on a labour market program. When they returned to unemployment after the program, the clock starts again. They are deemed to be freshly unemployed rather than adding to the previous spell with an interlude on a make work program. This makes Swedish long-term unemployment data rather unintelligible.

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Source: OECD StatExtract.

Finland was recovering from its worst depression since the 1930s and the early 1990s when its data on long-term unemployment started to be continuous. This makes Finnish unemployment data rather difficult to interpret. Norway’s data for the long-term unemployed goes up and down a bit too much to be trustworthy without a background policy narrative.

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