How Sweden can acheive income equality

2013-06-12 The Local

Swedish writer Nima Sanandaji looks at which societal problems may be behind Sweden's rising income inequality. Referring to research by Andreas Bergh, IFN, who has concluded that "a number of seemingly unrelated reforms, such as land reforms, school reforms and the occurrence of unions and centralized wage bargaining, are likely explanations." Sanandaji is convinced that today "the best strategy would be to improve the failing education system, so that large numbers of young people are not handicapped by limited knowledge and skills".

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