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The Duality of the Swedish Labour Market

Popular Science
Reference
Calmfors, Lars, Petter Danielsson, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Per Skedinger and Toumas Pekkarinen (2017). “The Duality of the Swedish Labour Market ”. Summary of the 2017 Report. Stockholm: The Swedish Labour Policy Council.

Authors
Lars Calmfors, Petter Danielsson, Ann-Sofie Kolm, Per Skedinger, Toumas Pekkarinen

There are two key developments in the current labour market in Sweden. On the one hand, there is a strong economic upturn fuelled primarily by domestic demand. This means that the non-tradable sectors are doing better than the tradable sectors. There are labour shortages, particularly in the public sector and in the private service sectors. On the other hand, it is difficult for the low skilled, particularly those who are foreign born, to enter the labour market. Both these problems are considered in this report.

Per Skedinger

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