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On the Wealth Dynamics of Swedish Families 1984-1998

This paper focuses on three issues. First, it analyses the increasing inequality of wealth in Sweden in terms of percentile age and birth cohort differences. Second, it discusses mobility of wealth as a function of age, length of the transition period, the magnitude of quantile differences, and a time trend. The third theme is the relative importance of bequests. Estimates are given of their share of total net worth, and of their contribution to the inequality and mobility of wealth.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2001:17.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 05 Sep 2001
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Publication status: Published in Review of Income and Wealth, 2004, pages 469-491.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2001_017
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