The Swedish Income Distribution,1968-2016

What is the aim of the research project?

This project provide new evidence on income inequality levels and trends in Sweden from 1968 to 2016.

By combining data from tax and population registers, researchers construct a new dataset that includes the distribution of pre-tax total, post-tax disposable, labor and capital incomes for the full Swedish population since 1968.

As such, researchers can also compare income inequality for both individuals and various household concepts. Our estimates extend Statistics Sweden's official inequality series based on full-population registers (2011-) by more than four decades.

research team

Olle Hammar

Paula Roth

Daniel Waldenström

Last modified: 2021-03-18