A Tale of Two Countries: Poverty and Income Distribution Among Immigrants in Denmark and Sweden Since 1984

  • Kræn Blume
  • Björn Gustafsson
  • Peder J. Pedersen
  • Mette Verner
Part of the Studies in Development Economics and Policy book series (SDEP)


In recent decades, low-skilled immigration to the rich OECD countries has been of increasing importance. Many European OECD countries were open to immigration by people from outside the rich OECD area until the first oil price shock in the mid-1970s. At that time, many countries, including Denmark and Sweden, enacted legislation to stop the flow of guest workers, and this has been in effect since then.


Labour Market Host Country Income Distribution Poverty Rate Disposable Income 
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  • Kræn Blume
  • Björn Gustafsson
  • Peder J. Pedersen
  • Mette Verner

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