Knowledge and numbers on Health and Social Protection in the Nordic countriesWe are Nomesco and Nososco
Early childhood education and care
Children of pre-school age attend day-care institutions. All the countries offer both full- and part-time places.
Local authorities are responsible for ensuring that enough places are available. Private childcare schemes are also available.
Through the lens of the dependency ratio
The public pension systems in the Nordic countries faces similar challenges due to an ageing population. While the challenges are similar there are, however, differences, both in the current and projected demographic changes which in turn may have different implications on the national pension system. This short article aims at highlighting some of these demographic challenges.
Financial social assistance in the Nordic countries
In all the Nordic countries, financial social assistance may be granted when all other support options in connection with loss of income or other circumstances have been excluded.
Topics on health and medicine
Cancer in the Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries all have excellent sources of data on the subject of cancer through their national registries. Data from the registries show that the annual number of persons diagnosed with cancer is increasing in all the Nordic countries, and this trend remains after adjusting for differences in the size and age structure of the population.
Supervision of health services and pharmaceuticals
In the Nordic countries, supervision of health care services is organized mainly at the national level in health ministries or independent special agencies overseeing services and health professionals
Health care workforce
Since 2004, NOMESCO data on health care personnel follows the definitions of the OECD System of Health Accounts (SHA), which uses the NACE classification of occupations, and is linked to the national registers of authorized health care staff.