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OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden 2012
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  17 Dec 2012
Pages: 124 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264188785 , OECD Code: 102012211E1
Price:   €42 | $60 | £37 | ¥5000 | MXN750
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OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Sweden examines recent economic developments, policy and prospects before taking a more detailed look at labour and social policies as well as housing and financial markets.

Table of contents:

Basic Statistics of Sweden 2011
Executive summary
Key policy recommendations
Assessment and recommendations.
-Key challenges
-The economy is performing well but is facing risks
-Macroeconomic and financial policies
-Labour market and social policies for greater inclusion
-Enhancing the efficiency of capital taxation and the housing market
-Raising the efficiency of climate change mitigation policies
-Annex A1. Progress in structural reforms
Chapter 1. Labour market and social policies to foster more inclusive growth
-Inequalities are low but have increased
-Some groups perform less well on the labour market
-The earned-income tax credit provides stronger incentives to participate in the labour market
-Entry thresholds in the labour market are high for some groups of workers
-Support to the unemployed provides uneven social protection and incentives to take a job
-Job-search monitoring and the efficiency of ALMPs can be strengthened further
-The education system has a key role to play
-Access to health care could be made more equal
-Women's employment opportunities could be improved further
-Annex 1.A1. Labour market and education measures recently proposed by the government .
Chapter 2. Housing, financial and capital taxation policies to ensure robust growth 
-Sweden is well placed to achieve robust growth but faces some challenges
-The increase in house prices partly reflects structural problems
-High household and corporate debt create vulnerabilities
-Addressing potential risks in the banking sector
-Improving the efficiency of capital taxation

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