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October 1982, Vol. 105, No. 10
How Sweden combats unemployment
among young and older workers
The Swedish Government Bill of 1966, which forms the basis of labor market guidelines, states that its aim is to "achieve and maintain full, productive and freely chosen employment." Although unemployment only averaged about 2 percent in the 1970s, that goal has not yet been attained for all young people, women, immigrants, older workers, and the disabled. The proportion who are unemployed in these groups is small by American standards, but not by Swedish standards. One of the major challenges of Swedish society, with its strong commitment to full employment, it to provide jobs for these workers. This article discusses some of the policies Sweden uses to contend with unemployment among its young (16 to 24 years) and older (45 years and over) workers.
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