Research programs

SNS translates current research on social issues into concrete advice to leading decision-makers in politics and business. Research questions are formulated in dialogue with SNS’ members in business and public administration. Analysis and recommendations are provided by academic researchers and are based on scientific theory and empirical evidence.

Ongoing research projects

Learnings from Integration

The aim of the project Learnings from integration is to explore how the integration process in Sweden works and how it can be improved. The program focuses on the labor market and the education system.

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New challenges for the pension system

The Swedish pension system faces several large challenges. An ageing population puts upward pressure on the retirement age. At the same time, the number of poor retired people is expected to increase. The programme takes an overall perspective of the pension system and deals with questions that concern both the occupational pension and the state pension.

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The Social Security System and the Work Strategy among Older People

The subject of the project is the system of early retirement – or, as it is now called, the sickness benefit – and its importance for the exit of older people from working life.
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SNS Economic Policy Council

The SNS Economic Policy Council 2018 examines the amount and distribution of capital in Sweden. It presents a comprehensive analysis of the attitudes of Swedes towards the distribution of wealth and the taxation of capital. More specifically, the Council examines proposals for capital taxes, drawing from economic theory and empirical studies of the design of capital taxes.
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Future supply of skills

In order to ensure a continued competitive supply of skills, considerable challenges need to be dealt with. What are the effects of the technological development on jobs in the future? What role can the industry play when it comes to systems with apprenticeships and life-long learning?

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Investments in Equal Life Chances

SNS is now starting up the research programme Investments in Equal Life Chances together with leading researchers. The objective of the programme is to contribute research-based facts about how investments in early efforts for children and young people can contribute to increased economic efficiency.

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Health care in the 21st century

The aim of the project is to generate new knowledgde about how competence can be assured and how new technology can be utilized in response to the changing conditions in the health care sector.
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Previous research projects

Democracy report 2017

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Aviation and Businesses

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SNS Corporate Governance Roundtable

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From Welfare State to Welfare Society

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SNS Educational Commission

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The SNS Economic Policy Council 2016

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SNS Economic Policy Council 2015

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Climate and Business

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The Value of New Pharmaceuticals

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