Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194999
Authors: 
Jonsson, Jan O.
Mood, Carina
Bihagen, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of European Labor Studies [ISSN:] 2193-9012 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 1-20
Abstract: 
We study cross-sectional and long-term poverty in Sweden over a period spanning two recessions, and discuss changes in the policy context. We find large increases in absolute poverty and deprivation during the 1990's recession but much smaller increases in 2008-2010. While increases in non-employment contributed to increasing poverty in the 1990's, the temporary poverty increase 2008-2010 was entirely due to growing poverty among non-employed. Relative poverty has increased with little variation across business cycles. Outflow from poverty and long-term poverty respond quickly to macro-economic recovery, but around one percent of the working-aged are quite resistant to such improvements.
Subjects: 
Poverty
Recessions
Income inequality
Sweden
Long-term poverty
Material deprivation
JEL: 
I30
I32
E32
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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