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Gustafsson, Björn

Overview
Works: 64 works in 132 publications in 5 languages and 1,960 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HC79.I5, 339.22
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Most widely held works by Björn Gustafsson
Changing patterns in the distribution of economic welfare an international perspective ( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1997 book examines the income distributional experience of fifteen developed economies - representing a wide range of social and economic strategies - over the past two decades. Experts from each of the countries have carefully documented the pattern of distributional change in individual earnings and household income in their countries and analysed the driving forces behind these changes. Separate chapters are devoted to the experiences of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, West and former East Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors examine the effects on the inequality of household income of the development of individual earnings, unemployment, inflation, public sector transfers and taxes, and demographic changes
Inequality and public policy in China ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides new analysis of inequality in China, with an emphasis on public policy considerations. Several chapters focus on inequality of income; others analyze poverty and inequality in wealth and wages. Topics covered include migrants, women, the elderly, the relationship between income and health funding, and the impact of the rural tax reform. A distinguishing feature of this book is its database. All contributors to the volume make use of a large, nationwide survey of Chinese households, which permits consistent survey analysis spanning nearly fifteen years of China's transition era."--Publisher's note
The Political economy of social security by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In many western countries with slow economic growth and population growth the increasing cost of the social security system is a concern. The contributions in this volume address this issue from various angles, theoretically as well as empirically and also taking into account institutional conditions.This book discusses current social security policy issues and related research from a number of western countries. Papers include the following subjects: - Recent policy changes in the UK and the Federal Public of Germany - Distributional effects of social security - Public choice models of soc
Inkomst och uppväxtförhållanden by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why Are Household Incomes More Unequally Distributed in China than in Russia? by Björn Gustafsson( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmonised microdata show a Gini coefficient for per capita total income of 45.3 percent in China 2002 and 33.6 percent in Russia 2003. A much larger urban to rural income gap in combination with a much smaller proportion of people living in urban areas in China are important reasons for this cross-country difference in inequality. Wage is a more non-equalising income source in China than in Russia. While Russian public transfers reduce income inequality, Chinese public transfers increase income inequality. Cross-country differences in the process of transition are also found to be significant. A relatively large non-agriculture self-employment sector is non-equalising in rural China, but is also narrowing the urban to rural income gap. In contrast to the many cross-country differences revealed, we report income inequality among urban residents in China and in urban Russia to be very similar
Top incomes in Sweden during three-quarters of a century a micro data approach ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disparities in Social Assistance Receipt between Immigrants and Natives in Sweden by Björn Gustafsson( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social assistance receipt among immigrants in relation to receipt among natives in Sweden is investigated. A background of how the system is constructed is provided, statistical information reported, the literature surveyed and key results interpreted. Most out-payment for social assistance in Sweden refers to foreign born persons although the category makes up 14 percent of the population. While some part of the high costs can be attributed to needs to maintaining recent refugees, this is not the entire story. Immigrants tend to assimilate out of social assistance receipt. However, receipt continues to be higher than among in several characteristics identical natives many years after immigration among immigrants from not rich countries. The elevated probabilities of social assistance receipt among immigrants from not rich countries are mainly due to failures of integrating into the labor market at the destination
Economic Growth and Child Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh and China by Syeda Shahanara Begum( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper analyzes child poverty in Bangladesh and China during periods of rapid economic growth in both countries. It compares the extent as well as profile of child poverty in both countries. Comparisons on the extent of child poverty, over time and across countries, are made using a decomposition framework attributing child poverty differences to differences in the three components mean child income, demographic circumstances and the distribution of child income. Child poverty is found to be more extensive in Bangladesh than in China, and is very much a problem for rural children in both countries. The results show that economic growth can reduce child poverty but does not do so always. For understanding changes over time and across countries in the extent of child poverty, it can be necessary to also consider changes/differences in the distribution of child income as well as in the demographic composition
Influences intergénérationnelles sur la perception de prestations d'assurance-chômage au Canada et en Suède by Miles Corak( )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En bok om fattigdom by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ett decennium av stagnerande realinkomster by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poverty and low income in Nordic countries ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in 1994 to initiate and finance a comparative study to understand better the structure and development of poverty in five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). The main question posed is how the number of people living with low incomes has changed over time, and what characterizes such households? Since no official poverty line has been defined in the Nordic countries, the comparative study examines a set of different definitions of poverty and analyses the change in poverty rates and poverty composition in light of those different definitions."--Jacket
Quadrature domains and their applications the Harold S. Shapiro anniversary volume by Peter Ebenfelt( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume is devoted to recent advances in the theory of quadrature domains, illustrating well the multi-facet aspects of their nature. It consists of both original articles and survey papers covering quite a wide scope of ideas and applications in potential theory, complex analysis, fluid mechanics, and operator theory. The survey articles, written by the leading experts in the field, will help to orient beginners in the vastly increasing literature on the subject. A large collection of open problems pertaining to the general theme of quadrature domains should attract a wide audience of analysts."--BOOK JACKET
The importance of remittances for the level and distribution of economic well-being in Lesotho by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Top incomes in Sweden during three-quarters of a century a micro data approach by Björn Gustafsson( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper aims to throw light on the development of top incomes in Sweden as well as the causes for change. Using household income data we show that since the first half of the 1980s, real income at the top of the distribution has developed more favourably than for other groups. This contrasts with the changes which occurred prior to the 1980s. Reasons for the rise in the top income share are several: the development of stock prices, the tax reform which made income taxes not progressive at the top of the scale, and the labour market change of top wages increasing more rapidly than others"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Invandring och försörjning by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time use in child care & housework and the total cost of children by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conformal and potential analysis in Hele-Shaw cells by Björn Gustafsson( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invandrare på arbetsmarknaden by Jan Ekberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poverty-relief and social assistance : the income safety-net in Sweden : past and present by Björn Gustafsson( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gustaffson, Bjorn 1948-
Gustafsson, B. 1948-
Gustafsson, B. A.
Gustafsson, B. A. 1948-
Gustafsson, B.A. (Björn A.)
Gustafsson, B. A. (Björn A.), 1948-
Gustafsson, Björn
Gustafsson, Bjorn 1948-
Gustafsson, Björn A.
Gustafsson, Björn A. 1948-
Gustafsson, Björn Anders 1948-
Languages
English (56)
Swedish (17)
French (2)
German (1)
Spanish (1)
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