Sweden


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

Mariola O'Brien | 17 September 2013

A Swedish mother questions the nation’s commitment to early daycare.


State officials keep boy “captive” for four years

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2013

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?


Swedish working mothers not so happy after all

| 29 October 2012

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

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

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
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
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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