Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Norberg notices a paradox

Swedish working conditions are among the safest and healthiest in the world. But acording to statistics on sick leave, Swedes are also less healthy than almost all other populations. Today this puzzle was solved by a new study showing the results of high taxes and high sickness benefits. 90 percent of the women in Sweden who are on long-term sick leave would lose money if they got back to work, if you include the extra costs for transport and lunch. No, that wasn´t a typo. 90 percent.

Funny how that works.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

guess i'll take norberg's word til i learn swedish..

marco said...

Oops, i didn't even try the link.