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October 1982

How Sweden combats unemployment among young and older workers

Helen Ginsburg

Joblessness among the 16- to 24-year-olds and those 45 years and over in Sweden, although low by American standards, worsened during the recessions of the 1970s; government responded with innovative policies to increase job prospects for these groups. This article discusses some of the policies Sweden uses to contend with unemployment among its young (16 to 24 years) and older (45 years and over) workers.

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