ERIC Number: ED050811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Swedish Child: A Survey of the Legal, Economic, Educational, Medical and Social Situation of Children and Young People in Sweden.
This report surveys the various provisions made by the Swedish government to protect and insure the rights of its children. Topics discussed include: the legal status of children born in or out of wedlock; custody and guardianship, economic status of the child (children's allowances, social insurance, maternity benefits, inheritance); the child at school; medical provisions; day care services; foster care; and social care for the handicapped. The Swedish government provides nine years of free compulsory education for children until the age of sixteen. Eighty-five percent of child care activities are now run by the municipal authorities. The attitude of the Swedish government on the subject of child care is that success in the care and treatment of children depends not only on how child care is designed but also on how the total environment in which people live is shaped. (AJ)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Welfare, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Economic Status, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Handicapped Children, Illegitimate Births, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, Medical Services
Swedish Institute, Hamngatan 27, P.O. Box 7072, S-103 82 Stockholm, Sweden
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Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.