Finland


  • 29-May-2018

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    Tax reform to support growth and employment in Finland

    Finland raises a large amount of taxes to finance high-quality public services and redistribute income.

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  • 25-May-2018

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    Benefit reform for employment and equal opportunity in Finland

    The combination of different working-age benefits, childcare costs and income taxation creates complexity, reduces work incentives and holds back employment.

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  • 10-April-2018

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    Basic income or a single tapering rule? Incentives, inclusiveness and affordability compared for the case of Finland

    This paper compares Finland’s benefit system with two benefit reform scenarios: a uniform benefit for all ("basic income") and a universal tapering rule ("universal credit").

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  • 14-March-2018

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    Finland: growing and reforming, but no time for complacency

    After a long period of lacklustre economic performance, robust growth has resumed.

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  • 12-March-2018

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    Why would a universal credit be better than a basic income for Finland?

    In Finland, as elsewhere, income taxation and the withdrawal of benefits reduce the pay-off for individuals who go from benefits to work.

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  • 28-February-2018

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    Economic Survey of Finland 2018

    Finland enjoys a high level of income and well-being. Nevertheless, output has been dragged down by the global downturn, the decline of the electronics and paper industries and the Russian recession.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Finland

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Finland identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 27-July-2016

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    Age, skills and labour market outcomes in Finland

    Macro-simulations benchmarking employment in Finland to the Nordic average show that closing the large gaps in labour participation vis-à-vis the other Nordics across genders and age groups would boost employment significantly.

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  • 27-July-2016

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    Employment and skills in Finland

    Policies to speed up tertiary graduation, improve work incentives and activation of the unemployed and postpone labour market exit are necessary to bring the employment rate closer to the level of other Nordics

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  • 27-July-2016

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    Boosting productivity in Finland

    Reviving productivity requires improving framework conditions further so labour and capital can more easily move to the most dynamic sectors and firms, making the tax system more growth-friendly, and supporting innovation, basic research and young firms’ financing.

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