Incomes in Göteborg 1925-1958

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Description:

The aim of this study is to throw light on why inequality in the distribution of income in Sweden fell from the mid-1920s to the second part of the 1950s. For this reason the project decided to collect income information referring to different years from a sample of households for one Swedish city. A database was created by coding tax records and other documents for the city of Göteborg, the second largest city in Sweden.

The determination of which years to investigate was critical. For analysing changes over time it was thought as essential to have roughly equal numbers of years between years studied. Further, it was thought advisable to avoid years with too much macroeconomic turmoil as well as the years of the two World Wars. Balancing the resources for the data collection between the size of a sub sample and the number of subsamples, it was decided to assemble data for four years. The years 1925, 1936, 1947 and 1958 was chosen to investigate. It should be pointed out that the year 1947 was preferred to the following years as large social insurance reforms leading to increases in pension b

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Subject area:

income, property and investment/saving, HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Economic History (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0783

Description:

The aim of this study is to throw light on why inequality in the distribution of income in Sweden fell from the mid-1920s to the second part of the 1950s. For this reason the project decided to collect income information referring to different years from a sample of households for one Swedish city. A database was created by coding tax records and other documents for the city of Göteborg, the second largest city in Sweden.

The determination of which years to investigate was critical. For analysing changes over time it was thought as essential to have roughly equal numbers of years between years studied. Further, it was thought advisable to avoid years with too much macroeconomic turmoil as well as the years of the two World Wars. Balancing the resources for the data collection between the size of a sub sample and the number of subsamples, it was decided to assemble data for four years. The years 1925, 1936, 1947 and 1958 was chosen to investigate. It should be pointed out that the year 1947 was preferred to the following years as large social insurance reforms leading to increases in pension b

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1925-01-01 — 1958-12-31

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Geographic description: Göteborg

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Households in Göteborg

Funding:

Swedish Council for Social Research

Subject area:

income, property and investment/saving, HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Economic History (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Version 2.0:

2011-05-31 doi:10.5878/001101

Version 1.0:

2008-04-22 doi:10.5878/001106

Dataset 1

Incomes in Göteborg 1925

Suggested citation:

Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work (2011). Incomes in Göteborg 1925. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001101

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1925 — 1925

Variables:

70

Number of individuals/objects:

6845

Version 2.0:

2011-05-31 doi:10.5878/001103

Version 1.0:

2008-04-22 doi:10.5878/001102

Dataset 2

Incomes in Göteborg 1936

Suggested citation:

Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work (2011). Incomes in Göteborg 1936. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001103

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

78

Number of individuals/objects:

7741

Version 2.0:

2011-05-30 doi:10.5878/001105

Version 1.0:

2008-04-22 doi:10.5878/001104

Dataset 3

Incomes in Göteborg 1947

Suggested citation:

Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work (2011). Incomes in Göteborg 1947. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001105

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

66

Number of individuals/objects:

7921

Version 2.0:

2011-05-31 doi:10.5878/001107

Version 1.0:

2008-04-22 doi:10.5878/000875

Dataset 4

Incomes in Göteborg 1958

Suggested citation:

Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work (2011). Incomes in Göteborg 1958. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001107

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

57

Number of individuals/objects:

9934

Published: 2002-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06