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Volume 53, July/August 2018, Number 4 · pp. 201-208


Elitism in Higher Education and Inequality: Why Are the Nordic Countries So Special?

Elise Brezis

For decades, the primary goal of macroeconomic policy was to increase a country’s economic growth and GDP per capita. With regards to this goal, there are many notable difference between the Nordic countries and other European countries. In 2017, for example, while average GDP per capita in Spain, Portugal and Italy was $32,500, it was significantly higher in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, where the average was $53,000.


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