Monday, October 29, 2012
Is moving to Sweden a good idea -- from the eyes of another
I almost spit out my coffee (2nd cup, no worries really) when I saw this headline on The Local's website. The Local is Swedish news in English, for us immigrant folk, and the subject area hit home.
Moving to Sweden: Is it the right decision?
In this article, an Irish immigrant, his Swedish wife and their newborn son make the agonizing decision to move to Sweden. Not surprisingly, Sweden's generous parental leave policies, subsidized child care options and health care structure factored strongly into their decision. Also not surprising, was his comments on the difficulty to find housing and a job as a non-Swedish speaking professional.
This article hit home for me in many ways but probably the greatest way was that at the crux of the article, he is just a parent trying to make the best decision for his family. Isn't that what we all strive for?
What did you think of the article? Dèjá vu?