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Financial Participation

There has been a debate about workers’ financial participation in Sweden since the 1960s. The incidence of participation schemes is above average by European comparison.



Workers’ financial participation schemes are used in companies as a way of retaining employees, and especially specialists, or promoting the recruitment of new employees.1 Although employee share ownership schemes are less widespread than profit-sharing schemes, by European comparison both forms of workers’ financial participation are well established in Sweden.


Wilke, Maack and Partner (2014) Country reports on Financial Participation in Europe. Prepared for www.worker-participation.eu. Reports first published in 2007 and fully updated in 2014.