Fafo-report 228Web edition
The Norwegian case offers an opportunity to tell a different story of occupational welfare. Opposed to what is conventionally perceived, this works argues that occupational welfare plays an important role in the Norwegian welfare state and that, in certain periods, the growth of these arrangements has been a precondition for an expansion of public social policy programs. The study offers an analysis of the historical development of occupational welfare and its interplay with public programs as well as an analysis of why such benefits are offered by private sector companies. Among the conclusions drawn are:
This analysis of occupational welfare indicate a revised understanding of how the Norwegian welfare state came to be far from a heroic version of welfare state development as a result of a grand strategic plan in which a homogenous labor movement consolidates its political power and quite simply legislates the “new society”.
Utgitt: 1997 Id-nr.: 228