REPORT: The Future of Swedish Municipalities
Swedish municipalities are facing major challenges in the future. An aging population implies an increased demand for care services. At the same time, a decreasing number of people of working age will have to provide for an increasing number of people who do not work. Furthermore, Sweden has undergone a significant process of urbanization that has led to substantially different conditions for urban and rural municipalities, respectively. In addition, Sweden has received a large number of refugees, many of whom are young, which entails challenges for the education sector.
REPORT: The Complexity of the Occupational Pension System
As life expectancy is increasing, we need to put aside a larger part of our life-time earnings as pension savings, either through the public or occupational pension system, or through private savings. However, the complexity of the occupational pension system has made it difficult for us to understand how our financial situation will be during retirement, according to the authors behind the new report:
AWARD: The Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize to Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne
The 2018 IIPF Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize has been awarded to UCFS-fellows Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne for their paper "All the Single Ladies: Job Promotions and the Durability of Marriage”.
REPORT: Per Engström, Johannes Hagen and Arnaldur Stefansson on nudges
UCFS-members Per Engström, Johannes Hagen and Arnaldur Stefansson write about how nudges can increase take-up of housing allowances among Swedish pensioners (together with E Forsell).
MEDIA: Eva Mörk on the effects of the EITC
UCFS-Director Eva Mörk is interviewed about new research on the effects of the EITC (earned income tax credit).
WORKSHOP: Behavioural Public Economics in June 2019
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