Top Incomes in Scandinavia: Recent Developments and the Role of Capital Income

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This paper deals with the development of top incomes in Scandinavia. I first explain why academia over the past two decades has focused on the income share of top groups, in particular the one percent of the population with the highest incomes. Furthermore, I examine some of the main drivers of inequality that have been considered in the literature and present new suggestive evidence on the role of capital income and, in particular, the shift from interest income to dividends that has occurred over the past decades.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Economic Policy Review 2018 : Increasing Income Inequality in the Nordics
PublisherNordisk Ministerraad
Publication date18 Apr 2018
Pages66-99
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-893-5513-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2018
SeriesTemaNord
ISSN0908-6692

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