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  • 23-June-2017

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    Fighting gender inequality in Sweden

    Sweden ranks among the best OECD countries in terms of gender equality.

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Income, wealth and equal opportunities in Sweden

    Sweden is an egalitarian society in international comparison, and has managed to combine equity with economic efficiency.

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  • 27-April-2017

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    Structural Inequality – The Case of Sweden

    Income equality is perceived by many as steadily embedded in Swedish society, as solid as a Volvo’s tyres firmly clinging to a narrow country road on a Småland’s bright midsummer night. However, the Gini coefficient has increased more in Sweden than in any other OECD country since the 1990s. But who is responsible when you suddenly find your Volvo wheeling off course? You, holding the wheel, or the rough northern weather?

  • 21-April-2017

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    Structural inequality – the case of Sweden

    Structural trends not directly related to labour market functioning and redistribution have made a sizeable contribution to inequality and poverty in Sweden, but occupy only limited space in the income inequality debate.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Sweden

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Sweden identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 23-February-2017

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    Sweden is a champion of gender equality, but parity is not reached yet

    Sweden ranks among the OECD’s frontrunners in terms of gender equality. Women have a high employment rate, outperform men in education and are well represented in government and parliament.

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  • 23-February-2017

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    The Swedish economic boom: can it last?

    The Swedish economy has been growing at over 3% over the past two years. Output is now more than 25% above its 2005 level, which dwarfs the achievements of the major advanced economies, including Germany and the United States, and its Nordic neighbours alike.

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  • 15-February-2017

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    Conquering utopia anew – Income inequality in Sweden

    Equality, a long-standing hallmark of Swedish society, carries multiple benefits in terms of economic performance, trust, opportunity and well-being.

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  • 8-February-2017

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    Economic Survey of Sweden 2017

    Sweden weathered the global financial and economic crisis with limited damage,thanks to strong macroeconomic, fiscal and financial fundamentals, as well as a competitive and diversified business sector.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    Skills and labour market performance in Sweden

    Both educational attainment and skills, as measured in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), are high in Sweden. They are not perfect substitutes, but both are to some degree necessary for successfully integrating in the Swedish labour market.

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