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

Version 1.0

Dataset 1

Incomes in Göteborg 1925

Suggested citation

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

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

Version 1.0

Dataset 2

Incomes in Göteborg 1936

Suggested citation

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

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

Version 1.0

Dataset 3

Incomes in Göteborg 1947

Suggested citation

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

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

Version 1.0

Dataset 4

Incomes in Göteborg 1958

Suggested citation

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

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