Scandinavian Common Sense
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Scandinavian Common Sense

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When some claim austerity is the only answer to today’s economic woes, a close look at the best practices in Scandinavia and Finland gives pause for thought.
Cited as models for their egalitarian social and health policies, these countries also have thriving economies where the gap dividing rich from poor is smaller than elsewhere. Despite their quasi mythic status, the policies implemented to combat inequalities in health are neither well known nor understood.
Policies discussed in Scandinavian Common Sense include education, housing, conciliation of work and family life, daycare, sustainable development and more. For these policies to be part of political debate, be it in Quebec, Canada, the United States or elsewhere, they must be in the public domain. That is the purpose of this book.

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SCANDINAVIANCOMMON SENSE
Policies to Tackle Social Inequalities in Health
Marie-France Raynault Dominique Côté with Sébastien Chartrand
Scandinavian Common Sense
Marie-France Raynault and Dominique Côté in collaboration with Sébastien Chartrand
Scandinavian Common Sense POLICIES TO TACKLE SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH
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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
INTRODUCTION Research of use to decision-makers The choice of studying the Nordic countries Aim and target audience Methodology
C H A P T E R 1 Social Inequalities in Health: a Real and Persistent Problem Obvious links Some hypotheses on causality of poverty and illness A global trend Widening gaps in CanadaThe situation in Quebec Possible solutions
C H A P T E R 2 The Best Strategies for Reducing Social Inequalities in Health The Netherlands’ program of studies The WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health The role of policy in reducing poverty Sustainable development
C H A P T E R 3 The Example of the Nordic Countries The fight against poverty Reducing inequalities Decent living conditions Sustainable Development
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C H A P T E R 4 The Characteristics of the Nordic Countries’ Policies Universality and social protection Prevention first and foremost Policy integration The redistribution of wealth Gender equity as a fundamental principle of public policy High employment rate and measures for supporting employment The lifecourse approach A tradition of consensusDemocracy and power at the local level Science and social and health research Unionization and the contribution of unions Multipartite governments and the proportional voting system
C H A P T E R 5 Family and Work-Life Balancing Policies Policy foundations Range and flexibility of measures Policy evaluation Key ideas
C H A P T E R 6 Policies to Support Housing Key policy principles Housing assistance measures Key ideas
C H A P T E R 7 Gender Equity Policies The key principles of gender equity policiesKey ideas
C H A P T E R 8 Education Policies The Swedish preschool system Key ideas The Finnish school system Key ideas
C H A P T E R 9 Policies of Social Inclusion Key policie principles Policies aimed at vulnerable populations Key ideas
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