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Nordic Statistical yearbook 2006

Nordisk statistisk årsbok 2006

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Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2006 is published for the 44th time. It is a reference book containing comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries, i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition data are also presented on the selfgoverning regions, i.e. the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands. The aim of the yearbook is, as far as possible, to present comparable data on the Nordic countries. Additional tables on CDROM supplement the Nordic Statistical Yearbook. Nordisk statistisk årsbok utkommer nu för 44:e gången. Årsboken är en uppslagsbok, som avser vara en sammanfattande och överskådlig redovisning av statistik över samhällsförhållandena i de fem nordiska länderna Danmark, Finland, Island, Norge och Sverige. I många av tabellerna redovisas också uppgifter om de självstyrande områdena Färöarna, Grönland och Åland. Syftet med årsboken är att lägga fram sinsemellan jämförbara uppgifter om de nordiska länderna. Ytterligare tabeller finns på den CDROM som medföljer Nordisk statistisk årsbok 2006.

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Public finance

The Nordic countries are often characterized as public welfare societies because the public sector takes care of many different tasks in addition to defence and law and public order and safety. These tasks are normally financed by means of taxes and social security contributions, which account for 41 to 51 per cent of GDP in the Nordic countries. The tax rate is highest in Sweden and lowest in Iceland.

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