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On the Wealth Dynamics of Swedish Families 1984-98
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2004 (English)In: The Review of Income and Wealth, ISSN 0034-6586, Vol. 50, no 4, 469-492 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on three issues. First, it analyzes the increasing inequality of wealth in Sweden in terms of percentile age and birth cohort differences, and finds very weak evidence of lif-cycle savings. there are rather strong birth cohort differences in wealth accumulation. Second, it is shown that bequests and inter vivo gifts contribute to the age and cohort differences in wealth, but do not increase the inequality of wealth. The third theme is mobility of wealth as a function of bequests, age, period, length of transition period, and the magnitude of quantile differences.

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2004. Vol. 50, no 4, 469-492 p.
Keyword [en]
Distribution, wealth, mobility, bequests, inequality
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68357OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68357DiVA: diva2:96268
Available from: 2005-02-23 Created: 2005-02-23 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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