Social integration

The Nordic countries are characterised by their welfare systems. The financing of the Nordic welfare model entails a heavy tax burden and a major redistribution of income, compared to most other countries in the world. Generally, households with the lowest disposable incomes also receive the largest proportion of social benefits in relation to their gross income. Also, in the Nordic countries it is common that both parents participate in the labour force. This increases the need for paid parental leave and child care options during working hours. In the Nordic region, all citizens are guaranteed a certain level of income in connection with retirement (old age), disability or loss of a provider. For more information on Nordic Statistics: https://www.nordicstatistics.org


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