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  • 13-May-2016

    English

    Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden

    This review is the first in a new series on the skills and labour market integration of immigrants and their children. With 16% of its population born abroad, Sweden has one of the larger immigrant populations among the European OECD countries. Estimates suggest that about half of the foreign-born population originally came to Sweden as refugees or as the family of refugees and Sweden has been the OECD country that has had by far the largest inflows of asylum seekers relative to its population. In all OECD countries, humanitarian migrants and their families face greater challenges to integrate into the labour market than other groups. It is thus not surprising that immigrant versus native-born differences are larger than elsewhere, which also must be seen in the context of high skills and labour market participation among the native-born. For both genders, employment disparities are particularly pronounced among the low-educated, among whom immigrants are heavily overrepresented. These immigrants face particular challenges related to the paucity of low-skilled jobs in Sweden, and policy needs to acknowledge that their integration pathway tends to be a long one. Against this backdrop, Sweden has highly developed and longstanding integration policies that mainly aim at upskilling immigrants while temporarily lowering the cost of hiring, while other tools that work more strongly with the social partners and the civil society are less well developed and need strengthening.
  • 29-May-2015

    English

    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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  • 9-September-2014

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    Education at a Glance 2014: Sweden

    As in other Scandinavian countries, lifelong learning is very well developed in Sweden, and contributes to making the system inclusive.

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  • 19-February-2014

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    Strong performers and successful reformers in PISA 2012: Lessons for Sweden (ppt)

    Presentation on lessons for Sweden in light of the PISA 2012 results.

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  • 5-February-2013

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    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2012

    This OECD Review of Innovation Policy for Sweden offers a comprehensive assessment of Sweden's  innovation system, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies, and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
  • 21-February-2011

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Sweden

    In Sweden’s highly decentralised education system, evaluation and assessment are crucial to ensure that professionals get the information and feedback they need to improve the quality of their work.

  • 14-February-2011

    English

    Limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation in Sweden

    After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes - Country Background Report for Sweden

    This report was prepared by the Ministry of Education and Research as an input to the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. The document was prepared in response to guidelines the OECD provided to all countries.

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  • 22-April-2010

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    ICT in Initial Teacher Training - Sweden Country report

    The aim of the present report is to describe how student teachers in Sweden are prepared to integrate technology in their future teaching. The report is part of the comparative OECD study ICT in initial teacher training which has the objectives of providing a detailed picture of how technology is used in initial teacher training in the OECD countries from a comparative perspective, analysing the views of the main stakeholders, and

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  • 1-March-2010

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    OECD Reviews of Migrant Education - Sweden

    Compared to their native Swedish peers, immigrant students, on average, have weaker education outcomes at all levels of education. Nearing the end of compulsory education, at age 15, there are very significant performance disadvantages for immigrant students.

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