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Is the Swedish Model the fairest of them all?

A Swedish model (L) and the 1938 birth of the Swedish Model. File photos: TT

Published: 12.Nov.2013 08:04 hrs

A lot of people talk about the Swedish Model, but what is it really? The Local trains its eyes on one of the hallmarks of the Swedish labour market, and the bloodshed from which it was born.

Say "Swedish model" and for some, an image of Carolina Winberg may come to mind. For others, the term conjures up visions of high taxes and a strong welfare state.

While both associations for "Swedish model" are certainly valid, the term stems from a consensus-approach to labour market relations that has kept Sweden more or less free of violent labour disputes for decades. 

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