At the turn of the century, Sweden had the second-lowest income differential in the Nordic countries. In the year 2017, which was the income inequality in the Nordic countries, is largest in Sweden, according to the report, the State-of-the-Nordic-Region by 2020.
by Kjell Nilsson, the point of the fact that Sweden has had a steady economic growth during these years, which tend to lead to an increase in income inequality.
But Norway has had a strong growth, and they have a much smaller gap than Sweden, " he said.
"on the other hand, we can see that in the case of Finland and Iceland, it has been associated with a decline in economic development, and this is where income inequality has been stopped, or been reduced," he adds.
Link to a graphic of a hard-hit by the financial crisis of 2007-09. Sweden, by contrast, weathered the crisis fairly well.
another probable reason for the income gap has increased the most in Sweden is the fact that the country has received more immigrants than its neighbours have done. These have a lower employment rate than their native-born peers and therefore less revenue.
the number of foreign-born residents in the total population in Sweden is 19 per cent; one-fifth of the country is thus born.
the inclusion of Norway and Iceland is high – 16% of the population in these countries is foreign-born. But it's a different kind of immigration than the one dominating in Sweden.
" The high level of which will depend on the numbers of immigrant workers. It is a very big part of their immigration, " says Johnson.
"There are a lot of swedes working in Norway, and many of the lithuanians and the poles in the Island," he adds.
in the future, the growing economic threat is the lack of manpower. In 72% of the municipalities in the Nordic countries, the working-age population will shrink by 2040.
Even though many glesbygdskommuner are going to experience the same thing, it does, however, increase the proportion of the working age in the country.
to The right on immigration. Therefore, it can be a positive force for Sweden in the long term, and, in particular, to the local authorities, who would otherwise have a smaller share of working-age in the sinbefolkning.
" But it is a prerequisite that they are able to do the work. This is the most important factor, " notes Johnson.
in the nordic regions with regard to their future potential. The regions are compared on the basis of the demographics of the economy and the labour market. In this year's edition is taking Oslo is at the top on the basis of demographics and the economy. Stockholm, sweden, ended up in third place, just after the Copenhagen, denmark.
However, the report summed up the position in mid-sized regions, the Uppsala, sweden, who graduated at the top.
" a Great university, very close to the airport, and is within commuting distance of Stockholm, concludes Kjell Nilsson's benefits.
the Worst performance since the last report, Blekinge has been. In the year 2018, the had in Blekinge, with the highest rates of youth unemployment in the nordic region.<