Publication year: 2017
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries.The chapters compare countries, service areas, and the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Each focuses on different levels of change: the mix of welfare providers, national laws and regulations, governance in municipalities, nursing homes and schools, and finally, the consequences experienced by the users of the services.
Subject: Social Sciences, Employment, Social Policy, Social Welfare, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Social Care, decentralization, service users, vouchers, welfare reform, open access, Social Structure, Social Inequality, Sociology of Work, Comparative Social Policy