The increase in the number of salaried employees and their status in relation to other social groups are questions which have attracted considerable interest during recent years. This interest has certainly not been expressed only by the labor market organizations themselves: the political parties have paid increasing attention to the problems of salaried employees, and in public debate as well as in industry journals and the trades union press these problems have more and more become the centre of interest. It seemed natural to The Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (Industriens Utredningsinstitut, IUI) and to The League for Social and Economic Studies (Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle, SNS) to assist in the procurement of data that might throw some light upon the emergence and significance of this situation.
Stockholm, July 15, 1955
Hans B ThoreIIi