Tag Archives: welfare

The logic of labor

I arrived in Copenhagen a couple of hours ago. I  waited 2 hours for a train from the airport because trains are running on the holiday schedule. I am now crammed onto a packed train, standing room only, to Växjö. … Continue reading

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Barnbidrag, lessons in financial management

One of the most popular social welfare policies in Sweden is the child allowance (barnbidrag).  This policy gives a good sense of how a universal welfare state works. The Swedish government makes a monthly payment of 1,050 SEK (160 USD) … Continue reading

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