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dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Björnen_US
dc.contributor.authorJansson, Birgittaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:34:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:34:26Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36880-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the development of poverty in Sweden using micro data derived from tax files for the city of Göteborg for the years 1925, 1936, 1947, 1958 as well as more recent (1983, 1994 and 2003) information. We define poverty as living in a household with a disposable income lower than a poverty line that represents a constant purchasing power all years, as well as poverty lines defined as 60 percent of contemporary median income. Clear reductions of poverty from 1925 to 1947 as well as from 1958 to 1983 are found. We argue that an important poverty reducing mechanism during both periods was narrowing earnings disparities. Further we claim that the poverty reduction from the end of the 1950s to the first half of the 1980s was the outcome of improved transfer systems as well as the establishment of pronounced characteristics of present-day Sweden: the dual earner system.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4857en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelN34en_US
dc.subject.jelN94en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordSwedenen_US
dc.subject.keywordSeebohm Rowntreeen_US
dc.subject.keywordGothenburgen_US
dc.subject.keywordearnings distributionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddual earneren_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialtransferen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.subject.stwGöteborgen_US
dc.titleIf Seebohm Rowntree had studied Sweden: How poverty changed in the city of Göteborg from 1925 to 2003en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn622949349en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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