Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Heléne Lundqvist - Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Karin Edmark - Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Matz Dahlberg - Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Description

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution attempts to explain if individual's preferences for redistribution change if the ethnic diversity increases in a municipality. In this case, selected parts of the Swedish Election Studies has been matched with municipal data for the time period between 1985 and 1994, when Sweden had an active placement program of refugees. This meant that the refugees themselves were not allowed to decide where to settle, but instead they were places in municipalities which had contracts with the Swedish Integration Board (Invandrarverket). Originally the idea of the program was to direct the refugees to municipalities with good labor market conditions, but since the number of refugees arriving to Sweden were larger than expected, so in practice more or less all municipalities were a part of the program. With the placement program refugees spread more across the country, than before the program. Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution focus primarily on refugees from nations which not were members in the OECD 1994 and Turkey.

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Subject area

Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, Social welfare systems/structures, Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes, Economic conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Economics (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Heléne Lundqvist - Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Karin Edmark - Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Matz Dahlberg - Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0906

Description

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution attempts to explain if individual's preferences for redistribution change if the ethnic diversity increases in a municipality. In this case, selected parts of the Swedish Election Studies has been matched with municipal data for the time period between 1985 and 1994, when Sweden had an active placement program of refugees. This meant that the refugees themselves were not allowed to decide where to settle, but instead they were places in municipalities which had contracts with the Swedish Integration Board (Invandrarverket). Originally the idea of the program was to direct the refugees to municipalities with good labor market conditions, but since the number of refugees arriving to Sweden were larger than expected, so in practice more or less all municipalities were a part of the program. With the placement program refugees spread more across the country, than before the program. Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution focus primarily on refugees from nations which not were members in the OECD 1994 and Turkey.

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Language

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1981 — 1998

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Total universe/Complete enumeration
Non-probability: Purposive
The study is based on data both from the Swedish Election Studies with a simple random sample of individuals between 18 and 80 years living in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary elections, and municipal data from all Swedish municipalities (total universe). From this matched data, it is only individuals which have lived in the same municipality in both survey waves which they are involved, so no other external circumstances affect the individual's preferences.

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, Social welfare systems/structures, Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes, Economic conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Economics (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Dahlberg M., Edmark K., & Lundqvist H. (2012) Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution. Journal of Political Economy, 120, (1) 41-76.
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Dataset 1

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Regression Data

Citation

Heléne Lundqvist, Karin Edmark, Matz Dahlberg. Uppsala University, Department of Economics (2012). <em>Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Regression Data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001111">https://doi.org/10.5878/001111</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Heléne Lundqvist - Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Karin Edmark - Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Matz Dahlberg - Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated

1982 — 1994

Variables

48

Number of individuals/objects

2679

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Dataset 2

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Graphic Data

Citation

Heléne Lundqvist, Karin Edmark, Matz Dahlberg. Uppsala University, Department of Economics (2012). <em>Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Graphic Data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001110">https://doi.org/10.5878/001110</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Heléne Lundqvist - Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies

Karin Edmark - Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Matz Dahlberg - Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated

1991 — 1998

Variables

15

Number of individuals/objects

5219

Published: 2012-06-18
Last updated: 2020-01-21