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Björn Gustafsson

Professor emeritus

Björn Gustafsson
Professor emeritus
bjorn.gustafsson@socwork.gu.se
+46 31 786 1890

Room number: K223
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 23 , 41123 Göteborg


Department of Social Work (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socwork.gu.se
socarb@socwork.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 1888
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 25 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Björn Gustafsson

Roles and affiliations

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Board of Health and Welfare, 1994 -
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Institutional Care, 1994 – 1996.
  • Member of the Board for the Centre for Evaluation (Cus) at the National Board of Health and Welfare, 1996 – 2003.
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany, 1999 -
  • Member of the editor board for the journals:
  • ”The Review of Income and Wealth” 1998 – 2004, “Economic Systems”, 2007 -

Areas of expertise
Social policy, Social Assistance, Immigrant issues, Poverty, The Distribution of income, China.

Present projects

  • "Aspects on household incomes in Göteborg from 1925 to 2002 – Poverty, Mobility, Inequality and Dependence", funded by FAS, 2006 – 2010
  • "Self-employment and private entrepreneurs in P.R. China", funded by The Swedish Research Council – Swedish Research Links, 2008 –
  • "Immigrants in the Economic Elite?", funded by FAS, 2010 –
  • "On the Right Side of the River" – Income perspectives on the transition between teen-ager and adulthood”, funded by the Social Insurance Office.

Teaching

  • Responsible for the following courses in “Socionomprogrammet: SQ 1134 Fattigdom och försörjningsfrågor, SQ 1263 Socialpolitik och socialt arbete.
  • Supervisor at the PhD Program in Social Work
  • Research fellow at
  • 1993, Zentrum fuer Socialpolitik (ZeS) Bremen, Germany.
  • 2002, Hitosubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2006, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China.
  • 2009, Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), Germany.

Latest publications

Wage growth and inequality in urban China: 1988–2013
Björn Gustafsson, Haiyuan Wan
China Economic Review , Journal article 2020
Journal article

China's Urban Gender Wage Gap: A New Direction?
Jin Song, Terry Sicular, Björn Gustafsson
Changing Trends in China's Inequality: Evidence, Analysis and Prospects, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

China's Emerging Global Middle Class
Björn Gustafsson, Terry Sicular, Xiuna Yang
Changing Trends in China's Inequality; Evidence, Analysis and Prospects, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Unequal Growth: Long Term Trends in Household Income and Poverty in Urban China
Björn Gustafsson, Ding Sai
Changing Trends in China's Inequality. Evidence, Analysis, and Prospects, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Growing into Relative Income Poverty: Urban China, 1988–2013
Björn Gustafsson, Ding Sai
Social Indicators Research, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Kinas framväxande globala medelklass
Björn Gustafsson, Terry Sicular, Xiuna Yang
Ekonomisk Debatt, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

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2011

Why are Household Incomes More Unequally Distributed in China than in Russia?
Björn Gustafsson, Shi Li, Ludmila Novorozhkina
Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal article 2011
Journal article

2010

Changing Patterns in the Distribution of Economic Welfare. An International Perspective
Peter Gottschalk, Björn Gustafsson, Edward E. Palmer
Cambridge U.K. , Cambridge University Press, Edited book 2010
Edited book

Comparative Study on Poverty between Majority and Minority in Rural China
Björn Gustafsson, Sai Ding
Western development and Socio-Economic Change: China-Canada Comparative Studies , Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Neighbourhood Child Poverty in Sweden
Björn Gustafsson, Torun Österberg
Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rich and Poorer Countires Editors: Peter Saunders and Roy Sainsbury, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Fattigdom bland invandrarbarn - Den nordiska modellens akilleshäl
Taryn Ann Galloway, Björn Gustafsson, Peder J Pedersen, Torun Österberg
Ekonomisk Debatt, Magazine article 2010
Magazine article

Boendesegregation - Flyttningar, boendestabilitet och segregation
Björn Gustafsson, Torun Österberg
Social rapport 2010, Stockholm, Socialstyrelsen , Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

How Large is China's Rural-Urban Income Gap?
Terry Sicular, Yue Ximing, Björn Gustafsson, Shi Li
One Country, Two Societies. Rural-Urban Inequality in Contemporary China , Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

2009

The Welfare of Sweden's Old-age Pensioners in Times of Bust and Boom from 1990
Björn Gustafsson, Mats Johansson, Edward Palmer
Ageing and Society, Journal article 2009
Journal article

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