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Volume 11  Number 4  •  Spring 2007
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The Middle Class and the Swedish Welfare State: How Not to Measure Redistribution
By Andreas Bergh
This article appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of The Independent Review

The Swedish welfare state is becoming more generous, not to the poor, but to the middle class. However, because the standards methods used to quantify redistribution are inadequate, most welfare-state scholars in economics, sociology, and political science have not noticed this development.

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