Lesson 29: Sweden – Welfare State

In this lesson we will:

  • Overview of the features of the Swedish welfare state.
  • Reflect on what characterises a welfare society and how welfare has developed in Sweden.
  • Understand which authorities are responsible for which aspects of welfare.
  • Reflect on the challenges of the welfare state.



Reference material to read/see/hear:

Extra material, optional:

Look through the information via the links. Then answer the study questions via email or form.

  1. Why and how has the Swedish welfare state developed?
  2. What are your positive/negative experiences of the welfare system here? Is it effective?
  3. What are the challenges for the Swedish welfare state? And what suggestions do you have to make things better?