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

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.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Björn Gustafsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work

Mats Johansson - Institute for Future Studies

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0802

Purpose:

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

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.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1966 — 1994

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Industrialized countries

Time Method:

Funding:

Swedish Council for Social Research

Publications

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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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Version 1.0:

2012-07-13 doi:10.5878/001112

Available documentation:

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

24

Number of individuals/objects:

89