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Swedish nurse takes a stand on conscience rights

Mariola O'Brien | 19 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience protection, Sweden
If soldiers can object to using weapons, why can't health professionals refuse to assist at abortions?


Happy 1st birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest

Mariola O'Brien | 17 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: daycare, Sweden
A Swedish mother questions the nation's commitment to early daycare.


State officials keep boy “captive” for four years

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, parental rights, Sweden
Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents by social welfare officials as the family boarded an international flight. They have hardly seen him since. What on earth had they done?


Back to School for Aging Swedes

Shannon Roberts | 15 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: careers, retirement age, Sweden
Sweden, grappling with increasing longevity, is considering both raising the retirement age to 75 and a state education plan for people in their 50s. Will the future see us leaving school at 18 to return for re-training when we’re 50? No matter what the solution, current welfare expectations can no longer be met if the retirement age (and mindset) remains as it is.


Swedish working mothers not so happy after all

| 29 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, mental illness, Sweden, working mothers
Why is the mental health of working Swedish women among the worst in the developed world?


Home educators to meet in Berlin

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, Sweden
The world's first global home education conference will take place at the beginning of November in Berlin, writes Swedish home educator Jonas Himmelstrand.


Swedish home-schooling leader goes into exile

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, Sweden
Sweden has one of the highest fertility rates in Europe. What you can do with your children once you have them, however, is not altogether a matter of choice.


There is no “Nordic model” of childcare

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, gender equality, Sweden
There is a Norwegian and a Finnish model offering a choice of daycare or a homecare allowance, and there is the Swedish model offering only daycare with no national homecare allowance.


Sweden’s working mums stressed out

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, family relationships, Sweden
Swedish researcher and family man Jonas Himmelstrand talks in this video about how he began to examine the myth that Sweden is a family-friendly society.


Outsourcing parenting in Sweden

Jonas Himmelstrand | 13 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: childcare, family policy, Sweden
Is the Nordic country really a model for good family policy?


Snapshot of a gay future

Michael Cook | 04 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homosexuality, nursing homes, Sweden
Sweden developing nursing home for GLBT community


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