Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries

1st Edition

Björn Gustafsson, Peder J. Pedersen

Routledge
Published December 14, 2017
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781138703018 - CAT# Y323762
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2000:  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 analyzes the change in poverty rates and poverty composition in light of those different definitions.

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