Gender and Labor Regulation in Sweden
By Bryan Caplan
John Ray has an interesting post on the effect of labor market regulations on Swedish women. The most striking finding he reports is that 75% of women in Sweden work in the public sector, compared to 25% of men:
Swedish women in the workplace who become pregnant must under Swedish law be given all sorts of benefits that few private businesses can afford — so 75% of Swedish women work for the government. Nobody else wants them.