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ADVISORY: Is Sweden a Model for Economic Growth? Sweden’s Kristersson Talks Global Competitiveness
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ADVISORY: Is Sweden a Model for Economic Growth? Sweden’s Kristersson Talks Global Competitiveness

June 17, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am

Admission is free.

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Introduction:

Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:

Ulf Kristersson, Swedish Minister of Social Security

Sabina Dewan, Director of Globalization and International Employment, Center for American Progress

Moderator:

Donna Cooper, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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 strong 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 examine the key elements of Swedish economic and social welfare policy to draw lessons for countries at different levels of development as they design or reform their own social welfare systems, as well as their application to stabilizing and expanding America’s middle class.

June 17, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Center for American Progress
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Washington, DC 20005

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For more information, call 202-682-1611.

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