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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries$
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A.B. Atkinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.001.0001

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Sweden

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(p.346) Q Sweden
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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A. B. Atkinson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0032

This chapter presents tables of data on Sweden and an account of its increased earnings distribution. It shows that Sweden's experience over the period since 1960 can be summarized as stability, followed by compression, and then reversal, with a significant rise in the top decile. As in other countries, the bottom decile has retained part of the gains from compression.

Keywords:   country data, data sources, earnings distribution, stability, compression, earnings dispersion

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