Wealth Inequality in Sweden, 1750–1900

  title={Wealth Inequality in Sweden, 1750–1900},
  author={Anna Missiaia and Erik Bengtsson and Mats-Olov Olsson and Patrick Svensson},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Employment},
This article examines the evolution of wealth inequality in Sweden from 1750 to 1900, contributing both to the debate on early modern and modern inequality and to the general debate on the pattern of inequality during industrialization. The pre‐industrial period (1750–1850) is for the first time examined for Sweden at the national level. The study uses a random sample of probate inventories from urban and rural areas across the country, adjusted for age and social class. Estimates are provided… 

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