Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution

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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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

Purpose:

Investigate the causal link between the ethnic diversity in a society and its inhabitants´ preferences for redistribution.

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:

Non-probability: Purposive
Probability: Simple random
Total universe/Complete enumeration
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.

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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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Version 1.0:

2012-07-13 doi:10.5878/001111

Dataset SND 0906-001

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Regression Data

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1982 — 1994

Variables:

48

Number of individuals/objects:

2679

Version 1.0:

2012-07-13 doi:10.5878/001110

Dataset SND 0906-002

Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution - Graphic Data

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — 1998

Variables:

15

Number of individuals/objects:

5219