social work professor is critical

Home for children "unconditional responsibility of a welfare democracy"

Last year 663 children in Sweden were evicted from their homes, according to statistics made public by the National Debt Collection Agency. The number represents a 5 percent increase from the previous year.

"That children are evicted today in Sweden is reprehensible," said social work professor Hans Swärd at Lund University to the news agency TT.

"Evictions are on the increase despite the government stating in its latest homelessness strategy that its top priority was that children should not be evicted," he added. "All research shows that it's extremely difficult for children not to have a stable place to live. Making sure they do has to be an unconditional responsibility of a welfare democracy."