Sweden has it all - except freedom of conscience
A court has ruled that abortion rights leave no room for a midwife to be exempted.
Swedish daycare II: Weak parenting, big problems
Why do Swedish youth score low on psychological health and school results?
Swedish daycare: International example, or cautionary tale?
A fascinating assessment of the highly-vaunted Swedish daycare system.
| 15 September 2015 | FEATURES |
How Sweden’s wealth, work and motivation have suffered due to the welfare state.
More screening, or more married parents?
Nicole M. King
| 06 August 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |
Surrogacy: a global trade in women’s bodies
Sweden’s leading feminist lobby regards surrogate motherhood as a revival of serfdom for women.
Swedish nurse takes a stand on conscience rights
| 19 February 2014 | FEATURES |
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
| 17 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
A Swedish mother questions the nation's commitment to early daycare.
State officials keep boy “captive” for four years
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
| 15 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
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 |
Why is the mental health of working Swedish women among the worst in the developed world?
Home educators to meet in Berlin
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
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
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
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.
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