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Sweden has the 9th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Sweden faced a tax wedge of 42.5% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for funding in 2016 is now OPEN. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
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Sweden has a well-educated population and a high level of skills relative to other OECD countries, but student performance has fallen for the past decades. An additional challenge is how to better connect the education system to the labour market to ensure that students are equipped with those skills demanded by employers.
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Sweden’s level of income inequality is low by international standards but has steadily increased since the mid-1980s, faster than in any other OECD country. Reversing the increase in inequality requires a policy package built on three pillars.
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Much thought has gone into the design of migrant integration policy in recent years, but migrants’ labour market outcomes continue to lag behind those of other Swedes, notably because of low educational attainment and literacy proficiency.
Mr. Gurría presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden and met with officials.
Where many countries are still struggling with the legacies of the global financial crisis, Sweden is proving to be one of the more resilient economies in Europe and the OECD. This is very encouraging. Let me share with you our perspective of the Swedish economy, of its resilience, but also of the key challenges ahead and possible ways to address them.
Sweden has been one of the OECD’s top economic performers in recent years. Nevertheless productivity has slowed and low-skilled youth and immigrants face difficulties finding jobs. Investing in innovation and skills is key to raising living standards and well-being further.
The Swedish economy has been among the most resilient in Europe, despite the slow global recovery and high uncertainty, but challenges remain if it is to maintain high growth and well-being and extend prosperity to all, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Sweden.