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If unemployed Swedes were not prior members of an unemployment insurance fund, they receive the basic unemployment benefit of 320 kronor (£25) a day for 300 days if they worked full-time, dropping to 160 kronor (£13) if they worked part-time. During that time, unemployed Swedes must show that they are actively looking for work. If they refuse the first job offer, they lose 25 per cent of their benefits for 40 days. If they turn down three job offers, their benefits are suspended. If Swedes have not found a job after 300 days, they will be enrolled into a job training programme until they find one, receiving 65 per cent of their previous income during that time.
Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance, the main benefit for people in the UK who are eligible and out of work, pays £47.95 a week for people aged 16 to 24 and £60.50 a week for those aged 25 or over.
To qualify you must be able to work at least 40 hours a week, be looking for work, have paid enough National Insurance on your income, have savings less than a certain amount and be over 18 years old and under state pension age.
False Analogy Examples. False Analogy. False Analogy - when a comparison is made between two ideas or objects that seemingly have similar characteristics, but the comparison does not hold up. The characteristics of the two things actually differ in the area that is being compared.
But for most Swedes paying high taxes is a benefit, not a problem. 'I am very happy to pay high taxes because I know I am getting value for the money later on,' says Valentina Valestany, a 39-year-old legal adviser. She is especially pleased with the school her daughters Westa, 15, and Anastasia, 13, attend. 'Lunches are free, it was no problem getting in. My daughters receive a very good education and they have great teachers.'
Nicholas Aylott, a 38-year-old British lecturer, is working as a political scientist at Stockholm's Södertörn University College.
'If you start talking to someone in Britain, you can be fairly sure that they will end up saying that taxes are too high. In Sweden, you can't do the same,' he says. 'Most people trust the state to manage taxes well. There's a broad, deep faith that the money going into the welfare state will be employed usefully.'
Look up anecdotal evidence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Anecdotal evidence is evidence from anecdotes, i.e., evidence collected in a casual or informal manner and relying heavily or entirely on personal testimony. When compared to other types of evidence, anecdotal evidence is generally regarded as limited in value due to a number of potential weaknesses, but may be considered within the scope of scientific method as some anecdotal evidence can be both empirical and verifiable, e.g. in the use of case studies in medicine. Other anecdotal evidence, however, does not qualify as scientific evidence, because its nature prevents it from being investigated by the scientific method.
Where only one or a few anecdotes are presented, there is a larger chance that they may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases. Similarly, psychologists have found that due to cognitive bias people are more likely to remember notable or unusual examples rather than typical examples. Thus, even when accurate, anecdotal evidence is not necessarily representative of a typical experience. Accurate determination of whether an anecdote is typical requires statistical evidence. Misuse of anecdotal evidence is an informal fallacy and is sometimes referred to as the "person who" fallacy ("I know a person who..."; "I know of a case where..." etc.) which places undue weight on experiences of close peers which may not be typical. Compare with hasty generalization.
y NATASHA BACH July 12, 2018
President Barack Obama may have left the White House a year and a half ago, but he is far from forgotten.
In fact, Americans reflect on him so fondly that he is now seen as the “best” president of recent years, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The survey, which asked the open-ended question of “Which president has done the best job during your lifetime?”, found that 44% of respondents consider Obama to be the best or second best president that they’ve witnessed.
Obama was closely followed by Bill Clinton with 33% and Ronald Reagan with 32%. Meanwhile, President Trump, not even halfway through his term, was voted best or second best by 19% of respondents. Nevertheless, Trump landed where Obama did at a similar point in his presidency. In his second year in office, 20% of respondents viewed Obama as one of the best presidents.