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This 2008 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Sweden's economy addresses key economic challenges being faced in Sweden including the current economic crisis and fiscal policy, tax reform, education and easing impediments to youth employment, and the next phase of privatisation.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Assessment and Recommendations Chapter 1. Key Challenges for the Swedish Economy -The Swedish Model -The Current Economic Slowdown -Medium-Term Assessment and Key Challenges -Conclusions -Annex 1.A1. Progress in Structural Reform -Annex 1.A2. Labour Force Data Chapter 2. Fiscal Policy: What Should the Targets Be? -The Current Fiscal Framework -What Should Guide the Choice of Future Fiscal Targets -Are Current Policies Sustainable Given Future Fiscal Pressures -How Should Public Spending Growth be Tackled? -Conclusions Chapter 3. Taxation and Growth: What Direction Should Sweden Take? -Tax Revenue Trends in an International Perspective -What Overall Direction Should Tax Reforms Take? -Capital and Business Taxation -Social Security Contributions and Personal Income Taxation -Housing Taxation -Climate and Environmental Issues -Conclusions Chapter 4. Education and Youth Employment -Human Capital and Youth Employment Outcomes -Compulsory Education: Ensuring a Strong Start -Upper Secondary Education: Preparing for Better Labour Market Entry -Higher Education: Shortening Delays in Study Completion -Labour Markets: Easing the Impediments to Youth Employment -Conclusions Chapter 5. Privatisation: The Next Phase -Why Privatise? -How to Proceed with the Privatisation Programme -Conclusions