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Inequality and Trust in Sweden: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others

Särtryck nr 2008:28

Författare: Magnus Gustavsson och Henrik JordahlÅr: 2008 Publikation: Journal of Public Economics Årgång (nr): 92 (1-2) Sidor: 348–365


We present new evidence on the influence of income inequality on generalized trust. Using individual panel data from Swedish counties together with an instrumental variable strategy, we find that differences in disposable income, and especially differences among people in the bottom half of the income distribution, are associated with lower trust. The relationship between income inequality and trust is particularly strong for people with a strong aversion against income differentials. We also find that the proportion of people born in a foreign country is negatively associated with trust.


Referens:
Gustavsson, Magnus och Henrik Jordahl (2008), "Inequality and Trust in Sweden: Some Inequalities are More Harmful than Others". Journal of Public Economics 92(1-2), 348–365.

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