: Global Competitiveness: Does Sweden Offer a Model for Economic Growth and Vitality?
Global Competitiveness: Does Sweden Offer a Model for Economic Growth and Vitality?
Sweden is known as a nation of high taxation and progressive labor and family policies, yet the World Economic Forum increased Sweden’s rank to second in the world on their competitiveness index in 2010. Do the robust family and labor policies in Sweden point to a new model of economy growth grounded on the principles of full employment and strong two-wage-earner households that align social welfare and economic policies?
Please join CAP as we welcome Swedish Minister of Social Security Ulf Kristersson and our expert panel to explore the key elements of Swedish economic and social welfare policy and examine the options for replication of these policies in developing economies as well as their application to stabilizing and expanding America’s middle class.
Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP for External Affairs, Center for American Progress
Ulf Kristersson, Swedish Minister of Social Security
Sabina Dewan, Director of Globalization and International Employment, Center for American Progress
Donna Cooper, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress