ERIC Number: ED070603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Country Profiles, Sweden.
A profile of Sweden is sketched in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the nature, scope, and accomplishments of population activities in the country. Topics and sub-topics include: location and description of the country; population--size, growth patterns, age structure, urban/rural distribution, ethnic and religious composition, migration, literacy, economic status, future trends; population growth and socio-economic development--relationships to national income, size of the labor force, agriculture, social welfare expenditures; history of population programs--objectives, organization, operations, research and evaluation; private efforts in family planning; educational and scientific efforts in population; and foreign assistance for family planning activities. In many social aspects, Sweden is unique. It has, for example, the highest life expectancy and lowest infant mortality in the world. Per capita gross national product is third largest in the world and has been growing at almost 5 percent a year. Unemployment has been low. An analysis of generation replacement for Swedish females born in 1870 and afterward reveals that, in cohort terms, Swedish fertility has been at or just slightly below replacement roughly from the 1895 cohort onward. Today, the main deficiency in the Swedish family planning program is shortage of personnel and facilities. (LK)
Descriptors: Demography, Developed Nations, Family Planning, Health Education, National Programs, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Social Sciences
The Population Council, 245 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden