Facts about Swedish traits

7 01 2021

SAHSWI first meeting in 2021 was held Saturday January 16 virtually via ZOOM. After Society updates and the traditional happy birthday celebration the main topic for the meeting was “Facts about Swedish Traits” presented by board member John Elliott. 31 members attended the meeting.

Program description: The population of Sweden is one of the happiest in the world. In the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network World Happiness Report, 2020, Sweden ranks number 7. A high GDP per capita, an emphasis on social equality that is built into the education system starting in kindergarten, 16 months of paid family leave that can be split between a couple after a new child is welcomed into a family, and free day care also make Sweden the best country for women. Basically, an emphasis on work-life balance leads to a happier populace. Turns out feeling productive and rested leads to major smiles.  

Are the traits that Swedes possess make them happy? One of the key characteristics of Swedish culture is that Swedes are egalitarian in nature, humble and find boasting absolutely unacceptable. They are very athletic and hardy, very punctual, and they have everything exactly set.

John Elliott discussed many interesting and some unexpected facts about the traits that Swedes possess. Please find below the complete presentation.

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24 01 2021
lorasunder

I missed this presentation. Is there any way to still find it online? Thanks, Lora Sunder

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 12:38 PM Swedish American Historical Society of Wiscons

25 01 2021
jehrengren

The presentation is available on the website http://www.sahswi.org

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