Public Finances in Sweden 2006 gives an overview of the public sector's finances and activities from a macroeconomic perspective. In diagrams as well as text, the development of various categories of income and expenditures is shown for the sector and it's parts - the central government sector, the local government sector and the old-age pension system. Different measures of the size of the public sector are provided along with corresponding measures for other EU and OECD countries. An account is given of the public sector's responsibilities and management as well as the role of the central government budget in the Swedish economy. Government debt and Sweden's net lending according to the requirements of the Maastricht treaty are also described. The book provides a detailed description of the various transfers to households as well as the expenditures for the extensive welfare services covering education and care services. Also described are the different sources for the statistics presented. A number of tables with basic statistics are included. Public Finances in Sweden 2006 is directed towards those interested in financial and social issues on a national level.