Despite its reputation as one of the world’s most socially equal countries, even Sweden has had to tackle a widening gap between the haves and have-nots

Karl Möller seems an unlikely poster child for a war on inequality. He is the lone male among a dozen women, each with a baby in her arms.

“I’m not used to it, but it’s a good experience – quite opposite to the male-dominated engineering workplaces I am accustomed to,” he says.

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