EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Income Inequality and Income Mobility in the Scandinavian Countries Compared to the United States

Rolf Aaberge (), Anders Bjorklund (), Markus Jantti, Mårten Palme (), Peder Pedersen, Nina Smith () and Tom Wennemo ()
Additional contact information
Tom Wennemo: Statistics Norway, https://www.ssb.no/en/forskning/ansatte

Discussion Papers from Statistics Norway, Research Department

Abstract: This paper compares income inequality and income mobility in the Scandinavian countries and the United States during the 1980's. The results demonstrate that inequality is greater in the United States than in the Scandinavian countries and that the ranking of countries with respect to inequality remains unchanged when the accounting period of income is extended from one to 11 years. The pattern of mobility turns out to be remarkably similar despite major differences in labor market and social policies between the Scandinavian countries and the United States.

Keywords: Income inequality; income mobility. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996-03
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (22) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.ssb.no/a/publikasjoner/pdf/DP/dp_168.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Income Inequality and Income Mobility in the Scandinavian Countries Compared to the United States (2002) Downloads
Working Paper: Income Inequality and Income Mobility in the Scandinavian Countries Compared to the United States (2002) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ssb:dispap:168

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Discussion Papers from Statistics Norway, Research Department P.O.Box 8131 Dep, N-0033 Oslo, Norway. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by L Maasø ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-17
Handle: RePEc:ssb:dispap:168