New statistics from Statistics Sweden show that income differences continue to increase in Sweden and are now at their highest level since at least 1975.
Statistics Sweden bases its calculations on the fact that the 10 percent of the population with the highest income received increased income in 2021 and had just over 28 percent of the population’s total disposable income. At the same time, the half of the population who earned at least 29 percent of the income, writes Statistics Norway in a press release.
However, Statistics Sweden writes that the households’ financial standard, calculated on the basis of their total disposable income, has increased every year since the mid-1990s. So even if the wage differences have increased, most people have received a higher financial standard, regardless of whether you are a high or low income earner.
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