Skip to main content

Setting the Scene

Buy Article:

$32.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

In Sweden, the 1970s and 1980s were a period of relatively stable economic growth characterised by very high and increasing rates of employment, reaching 90% for the population aged 25‐54, and very low rates of unemployment, fluctuating at 2‐3% (OECD, 1996). However, even then inactivity due to worker incapacity was a major labour market issue. Sickness absence was very high with shortterm absence fluctuating significantly (OECD, 2005). Disability benefit recipiency was also comparatively high and growing, from 5% of the working‐age population in the mid 1970s to 7% in 1990, mostly as a consequence of the increased take‐up by women, though this was partly a byproduct of their rising participation in the labour force.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2010-08-01

  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more