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Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
My research centers on income and wealth inequality and poverty and socio-economic mobility, especially in a cross-national perspective. I have recently spent much time trying to understand and quantify the importance of family background in the distribution of economic resources.
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Selected recent publications (links may require institutional access rights, alas)
Estimating labour supply elasticities based on cross-country micro data: A bridge between micro and macro estimates?
Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory
Income mobility (in Handbook of Income Distribution. Ed. by Anthony B Atkinson and François Bourguignon. Vol. 2)
From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage
Income Inequality Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries
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Barns välfärd i Sverige – barnfattigdom, barnomsorg och familjebakgrundens betydelse
The purpose of this research proposal is to fund two research visits by Bruce Bradbury Wales to SOFI at Stockholm University. We have received partial funding for the Swedish part of a project, briefly described below, to study children’s well-being in Sweden. Bradbury’s role is to, building on ...
Child well-being over the life course - child poverty, child care and the importance of family background
Income inequality in Sweden has increased substantially from its historical lows in the early 1980s (OECD, 2011). One aspect that may be especially worrying is that the relative poverty rate of children more than tripled, from about 4 percent in 1985 to about 13 percent in 2009 (Björklund and ...
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