Sweden

This is one of several pages linking to information about the immigration and emigration laws of specific countries, and implications for discussions of open borders.

Sweden is a Scandinavian country. It has a population of about 9.6 million. It is known for having a relatively egalitarian form of government and egalitarian-leaning public opinion, with a relatively free pre-tax economy but high tax rates. More about Sweden on Wikipedia.

Sweden is interesting from the migration perspective for the following reasons:

  • Compared to other First World countries, public sentiment in Sweden is more pro-migration and more pro-open borders.
  • Swedish migration policy is relatively more generous to refugees, and also allows work-based migration more easily. Sweden also offers relatively easy access to the welfare state for migrants and a path to citizenship that takes adults only 5 years (4 years for stateless people). This is shorter than most other countries.

Discussions of migration and Sweden:

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