Swedish Inequality

Sweden and other Nordic countries are frequently held up as economies to emulate - they manage to combine a substantial social safety net with a dynamic economy. The stereotype is that Sweden can combine economic growth with fairness. However, the recent riots in Stockholm seem to suggest that this is a myth.  

Research by Jesper Roine and Daniel Waldenstrom reveals that Sweden's wealth and income inequality is on a par with that of the US and UK. Surprisingly, they also find that the concentration of wealth in Sweden is due much more to inherited wealth than in other economies (click here).


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