The Swedish income distribution during the 1990’s
Abstract (Summary)The paper studies the Swedish income distribution during the 1990’s using panel data set on the county level. County specific effects have been controlled with a fixed effects model. The measures used as indicators of inequality are the Gini-Coefficient and a 90/10 income share quota. The results show that a change in unemployment has a negligible affect on the income distribution. An increased share of college educated people increases the income distribution and an increase in the age groups 30-39 and 50-64 also had the same effect. The age group of 65+ seemed to decrease the difference between the share of income that the poorest and the richest had.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/19/2007