In search of smoking guns: What makes income inequality vary over time in different countries?

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Description

Information about GDP per capita; GDP growth; total public expenditure as percent of GDP; percent public consumption; gini coefficient for equivalent disposable income; percent imports from developing countries; inflation; percent social security transfers; percent unionized; percent unemployed; female labor force participation rate; percent employed in industry; percent employed in agriculture; percent employed in service sector; percent of population aged 0-14 years; percent of population aged 15-64 years; percent of population aged 65 years or more for 16 industrialized countries during the period 1966-1994.

Purpose:

Find the reason to why income distribution change in industrialized countries.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Social Research
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Industrialized countries

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1966–1994

Geographic coverage
Publications

Gustafsson, B. & Johansson, M. (1999) In search of Smoking Guns: What Makes Income Inequality Vary over Time in Different Countries?, American Sociological Review, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Aug., 1999), 585-605.

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In search of smoking guns: What makes income inequality vary over time in different countries?

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Citation

Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work (2012). <em>In search of smoking guns: What makes income inequality vary over time in different countries?</em> Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001112">https://doi.org/10.5878/001112</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Variables

24

Number of individuals/objects

89

Published: 2004-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06