GINI, Growing Inequalities’ Impacts
The aim of the GINI Project was to study the economic and educational drivers of inequalities and also the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequality, in all EU countries (except Cyprus and Malta), the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia. Participating researches have an interdisciplinary representation from economics, sociology, political science and health studies. The main contribution of the Swedish team is a country report but also discussion papers.
Overall Manager: Wiemer Salverda (AIAS)
Manager in Sweden: Johan Fritzell
Period: 2010-02-01 – 2013-01-01
Funded by: 7th Framework Programme of the European Community
Team members in Sweden: Jennie Bacchus Hertzman (CHESS), Ida Borg (SOFI/SU), Olof Bäckman (SOFI/SU), Tommy Ferrarini (SOFI/SU) and Kenneth Nelson (SOFI/SU)
Description of the project
The project focus is inequalities in income/wealth and education and their social, political and cultural impacts. It combines an integrated interdisciplinary approach, improved methodologies, an enhanced understanding of inequality (at the bottom/middle/top/very top of the distribution), with a wide country coverage, a clear policy dimension and a broad dissemination of the results. The research will exploit differences between and within countries in inequality levels and inequality trends to understand their impacts and tease out the implications for policy and institutions. It highlights potential effects of individual distributional positions and increasing inequality for a host of ‘bad outcomes’ (both societal and individual) and allows feedback from these impacts to inequality itself in a frame of policy-oriented debate and comparison across 25 EU countries, the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia.
Official webpage of the GINI project: http://www.gini-research.org/
The Core Partner Institutes of the project is; Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), University of Amsterdam, London School of Economics / CASE, University College Dublin, University of Milan, TÁRKI Budapest and Antwerp University CBS.
Publications from CHESS members:
Fritzell, J., Bacchus Hertzman, J., Bäckman, O., Borg, I., Ferrarini, T., & Nelson, K. (2014). Sweden: increasing income inequalities and changing social relations. In: Nolan, B., Salverda, W., Checchi, D., Marx, I., McKnight, A., Tóth, I. G., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (Eds.). (2014). Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences. Oxford University Press. (Book chapter)
Fritzell, J., Kangas, O., Bacchus Hertzman, J., Blomgren, J., & Hiilamo, H. (2013). Cross-temporal and cross-national poverty and mortality rates among developed countries. Journal of environmental and public health.
Fritzell, J., Bacchus Hertzman, J., Bäckman, O., Borg, I., Ferrarini, T., & Nelson, K. (2012). Country Report for Sweden Available at: http://www.gini-research.org/system/uploads/605/original/Sweden.pdf?1398847013 (Report)
Fritzell, J., Kangas, O., Bacchus-hertzman, J., Blomgren, J., & Hiilamo, H. (2012). GINI DP 64: Cross-Temporal and Cross-National Poverty and Mortality Rates among Developed Countries (No. 64). AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies. (Paper)
January 12, 2015
Page editor: Olof Östergren
Source: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)