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Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries

1st Edition

By Björn Gustafsson, Peder J. Pedersen


226 pages

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This title was first published in 2000: The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in 1994 to initiate and finance a comparative study to understand better the structure and development of poverty in five Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). The main question posed is how the number of people living with low incomes has changed over time and what characterizes such households.? Since no official poverty line has been defined in the Nordic countries, the comparative study examines a set of different definitions of poverty and analyzes the change in poverty rates and poverty composition in light of those different definitions.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Björn Gustafsson and Peder J. Pedersen; Low incomes in Denmark 1980-1995, Peder J. Pedersen and Nina Smith; Income poverty in Finland 1971-1995, Markus Jäntti and Veli-Matti Ritakallio; Poverty in Iceland, Stefán Ólafsson and Karl Sigurdsson; Extent, level and distribution of low income in Norway 1979-1995, Rolfe Aaberge, Arne S. Andersen and Tom Wennemo; Poverty in Sweden: changes 1975-1995, profile and dynamics, Björn Gustafsson; Conclusions, Björn Gustafsson and Peder J. Pedersen.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General