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Gustafsson, Björn

Works: 73 works in 201 publications in 5 languages and 2,471 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: 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 ( )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,143 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 407 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 )
14 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poverty and low income in Nordic countries ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 120 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."--BOOK JACKET
Intergenerational influences on the receipt of unemployment insurance in Canada and Sweden by Miles Corak ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of this paper is to examine the extent to which an individual’s use of unemployment insurance (UI) as a young adult is influenced by past experience with the program, and by having had a parent who also collected UI. A major methodological challenge is to determine the extent to which the intergenerational correlation of UI status is spuriousʺ or causal. Both the time to a first UI claim and the entire sequence of claims over an extended period are examined using two alternative ways of controlling for unobserved heterogeneity. The analysis is based upon longitudinal data on a cohort of young Canadian and Swedish men. It is found that parental use of UI shortens the time to a first UI claim in Canada, but not in Sweden. Subsequent participation in the Canadian program is influenced by parental UI history. In Sweden individual learning through past participation in UI-not family background-is the dominant avenue determining repeated participation
Conformal and potential analysis in Hele-Shaw cells by Björn Gustafsson ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aims at giving a presentation of ideas that arise from the problems of planar fluid dynamics and which are interesting from the point of view of geometric function theory and potential theory. This book is concerned with geometric problems for Hele-Shaw flows
Inkomst och uppväxtförhållanden by Björn Gustafsson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quadrature domains and their applications the Harold S. Shapiro anniversary volume by Peter Ebenfelt ( )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quadrature domains were singled out about 30 years ago by D. Aharonov and H.S. Shapiro in connection with an extremal problem in function theory. Since then, a series of coincidental discoveries put this class of planar domains at the center of crossroads of several quite independent mathematical theories, e.g., potential theory, Riemann surfaces, inverse problems, holomorphic partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, operator theory. The volume is devoted to recent advances in the theory of quadrature domains, illustrating well the multi-facet aspects of their nature. The book contains a large collection of open problems pertaining to the general theme of quadrature domains
Top incomes in Sweden during three-quarters of a century a micro data approach by Björn Gustafsson ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 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
Villages where China's ethnic minorities live by Björn Gustafsson ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper investigates how ethnic minorities in rural China are faring compared with the ethnic majority. The village is the unit of analysis and large surveys for 2002 are used. Minority villages in northeast China are found to have a somewhat better economic situation than the average majority village, but minority villages in the southwest are clearly faring worse. Industrialisation, inputs in agricultural production, stock of human capital of the labour force, wage level on the local labour market as well as indicators of path dependency are all found to affect the economic situation of a village. Location is the single most important circumstance working against a favourable economic situation for minority villages in the north- and particularly the southwest. Low village income results in long-distance migration for many ethnic minorities, but for some minorities their ethnicity hinders migration
Temporary and persistent poverty among ethnic minorities and the majority in rural China by Björn Gustafsson ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poverty among ethnic minorities and the majority in rural China for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002 is investigated taking a dynamic view and using a large sample covering 22 provinces. Based on the National Bureau of Statistics' low income line, almost one-third of the ethnic minorities experienced poverty during the three years studied while the corresponding proportion among the ethnic majority was only about half as high. Still, by far most of the poor in rural China belong to the ethnic majority. The relatively high poverty rates for ethnic minorities in rural China are found to be due to higher rates of entry than for the majority, while differences in exit rates across ethnicities are few. To a large extent, ethnic poverty differences can be attributed to differences in location together with temporary and persistent poverty in rural China having a very clear spatial character. Poverty is concentrated to the western region and villages with low average income. Determinants of persistent and temporary poverty in rural China differ due to location as well as household characteristics. -- China ; poverty ; ethnic minorities
Rural people's perception of poverty in China by Björn Gustafsson ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social assistance receipt and its importance for combating poverty in urban China by Björn Gustafsson ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rank, income and income inequality in urban China by Björn Gustafsson ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While some workers in China attain senior professional level and senior cadre level status (Chuzhang and above), others attain middle rank including middle rank of professional and cadre (Kezhang). This aspect of the Chinese labor force has attracted surprisingly little attention in the literature, a fact which this paper aims to rectify. We define various segments of the urban population in work-active ages and use data from the Chinese Income Project (CHIP) covering eastern, central and western China for 1995 and 2002. For 2002, persons of high rank make up 3 percent and persons of middle rank make up 14 percent of persons in work-active ages. Factors that affect a person's likelihood of having high or middle rank are investigated by estimating a multinomial probit model. We find that education, age and gender strongly affect the probability of being employed as a worker of high rank. There is relatively little income inequality among workers of high rank as well as among workers of middle rank. Mean income and household wealth per capita of highly-ranked workers developed more favorably than for other segments of the population studied, and personal income is more polarized by segment in 2002 than in 1995. Workers of high rank, and to a lesser degree, workers of middle rank, are among the winners in economic terms while the increasingly large category of non-workers are the losers. Rates of return to education have increased but income function analysis indicates that this provides only a partial explanation for the increased favorable income situation for workers of high and middle ranks. -- China ; rank ; income ; income inequality
Why Are Household Incomes More Unequally Distributed in China than in Russia? by Björn Gustafsson ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 16 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
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 ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 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
Income effects from labor market training programs in Sweden during the 80's and 90's by Thomas Andrén ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 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, Bjorn A.
Gustafsson, Björn A. 1948-
Gustafsson, Björn Anders 1948-
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