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OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2012
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  13 Feb 2012
Pages: 118 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264127227 , OECD Code: 102012041P1
Price:   €61 | $86 | £54 | ¥7200 | MXN1080 , Standard shipping included!
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014 - (Available)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)

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Frequency: Every 18 months   Tables: 12  Charts: 46 


OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Finland examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects; examines what could be done to restart economic growth  and includes a more detailed analysis of health care in Finland.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Assessment and recommendations
-Finland is being hit by the renewed global economic slowdown
-Fiscal policy has been prudent but long-term fiscal challenges remain
-Restarting the growth engine is becoming urgent with the drastic drop in productivity
-Greater efficiency and equity in the health care system would lower fiscal costs and improve health outcomes
-Annex A1. Progress in structural reform
Chapter 1. Restarting the growth engine
-Finlandís strong productivity performance started to weaken before the recession
-Rigidities hamper structural transformation and thus slow productivity growth
-Further deregulation, opening of markets and more competition would benefit especially service sector productivity
-Policies bearing on entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and R&D could be more efficient
Chapter 2. Enhancing efficiency and reducing inequalities in health care
-Health reform ranks high in the Finnish policy agenda
-The performance of the Finnish health care system has been mixed overall
-The highly decentralised health care system with multiple tracks and parallel financing contributes to inequality and inefficiency
-Policies to improve efficiency and equality while ensuring long-term sustainability
-Annex 2.A1. Some stylised facts about life satisfaction in Finland

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