Swedish data shows that parental job loss has no effects on the children’s health, education and adult labor market outcomes. “Limited effects on family disposable income suggest that welfare institutions successfully insure families, in particular, those with low income.”

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Yeah, in Sweden. Now do it in the US where they lose insurance and their house due to a layoff.


Fits well with the purpose and the way Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency) works. The system in Sweden won’t let you get filthy rich nor let you die of hunger. At least that was the case when I lived there. Didn’t mind paying higher taxes at all. The US, on the other hand, is exactly the poster child of ‘how the system should not be run’? Pick a system of your choice, VA / healthcare / Social Security etc. ##


Apparently findings in other countries show the maternal job loss is a slight positive for the children, while it’s the opposite in Sweden. The vast majority of Swedish mothers work, at least part time. It seems falling out of the norm indicates some kind of difficulty that impacts the children as well.


Guess they meant available income instead of disposable income?


Um. Yeah. In Sweden. Good luck in north America