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2012 OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden 2012

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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.

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Assessment and recommendations

In many areas, Sweden is at or close to the frontier, with high per capita income, low inequality and poverty rates, good health status and environmental quality, a sound balance between work and life and high trust in institutions. Moreover, GDP growth has been strong in recent years (). These good outcomes are the fruit of sound macroeconomic policies and substantial structural reforms that have also helped to cope with economic, demographic and other shocks.

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