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dc.contributor.authorBarth, Erling
dc.contributor.authorMoene, Karl Ove (Kalle)
dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Axel West
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-10T10:35:10Z
dc.date.available2022-03-10T10:35:10Z
dc.date.created2021-02-04T07:56:53Z
dc.date.issued2021-03
dc.identifier.isbn019754570X
dc.identifier.isbn9780197545706
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2984215
dc.description.abstractThe chapter demonstrates that while the Nordic countries remain relatively affluent and egalitarian, inequality of disposable household income has been on the rise over the past 30 years. The increase in income inequality and relative income poverty has been strongest in Sweden and more modest in the three other countries. In Sweden, and, to a lesser extent, in Finland and Denmark, a reduced role for social transfers among the working age population has contributed to a decline in relative income levels enjoyed by the bottom quintile. Often in the wake of serious macro-economic downturns, politicians have reduced the generosity of social transfers to improve labour market incentives. Even if these reforms have had the intended effect on employment, the increase in earnings has not been sufficient to replace the loss of social transfers.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding provided by the Norwegian Research Council projects no. 257603 and 227072.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEurope's Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality
dc.subjectIncome inequalityen_US
dc.subjectFinancial povertyen_US
dc.subjectSocial transfersen_US
dc.subjectEarnings distributionen_US
dc.subjectWelfare stateen_US
dc.subjectRedistributionen_US
dc.titleRising Inequality in the Egalitarian Nordicsen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionacceptedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holder© Oxford University Pressen_US
cristin.ispublishedfalse
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197545706.003.0006
dc.identifier.cristin1886546
dc.source.pagenumber26en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 257603en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 227072en_US


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