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Society

From the 1940s onwards, Finland set out to build a  Nordic welfare state. Modernisation in Finland happened very quickly. Urbanisation, industrialisation and the creation of a service economy happened largely at the same time.

Finland represents the traditions of the Nordic welfare state model. Equality between men and women has been emphasised in the Finnish model, and the welfare system has played a crucial role in that. Tax revenues are essential for funding Finnish welfare and society.  Tax revenues are essential for funding Finnish welfare and society.

Market place, festival tents, night. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland. Photo:MEK.

 

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Updated 5/24/2012


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