Arbetsrapport, Institutet för Framtidsstudier - Institute for Futures Studies
Inkomst och ojämlikhet i Sverige 1951-2002
Abstract: This report reports result about income distribution and
mean income for the adult population (aged 20 and over) in Sweden during
the period 1951-2002. All results refer to individual income before tax. It
also explains how the dataset was produced.
In the adult population,
income distribution becomes slightly more equal during the 1950’s and the
1960’s. Income inequality fell dramatically in the 1970’s, but changed very
little during the 1980’s. In the 1990’s income dispersion increased.
Dividing the population by gender, the data shows that while income
inequality was relatively stable for men during the 1950’s and 1960’s, it
was reduced among women. During the 1970’s, income inequality decreased for
both women and men, but more for women than for men. In the 1990’s income
inequality increased, more for men than for women.
increased steadily until the mid 1970’s, when mean income began to
oscillate, increasing in times of economic upturn and decreasing in
Keywords: income distribution; mean income; income inequality; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J16; J31; (follow links to similar papers)
23 pages, March 2006
ISSN 1652-120X; ISBN 13:978-91-89655-82-9; ISBN 10:91-89655-82-6
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