Björn Anders Gustafsson
Research Fellow

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Gustafsson Björn A. Gustafsson is senior professor at the department of Social Work, Göteborg University. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1979 at the same university. Previously he was a senior lecturer in public economics at University College at Örebro. Gustafsson has been commissioned by many public authorities to write special reports or contribute to special reports.

Gustafsson's present research covers empirical studies on social assistance, poverty, the distribution of income and immigrants /ethnic minotiries. He has been involved in various comparative studies. One of his research interest the distribution of income and poverty in China.

Gustafsson has published in many journals including Ageing and Society, American Sociological Review, Asian Economic Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Quarterly, China Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economics of Transition, European Economic Review, European Journal of Social Work, European Review of Economic History, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Social Welfare, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Development, Journal of Population Economics, Labour, Review of Income and Wealth, Scandinavian Journal of Economics and The Developing Economies.

Björn Gustafsson joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10423  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Hanna Mac Innes
Torun Österberg
Age at Immigration Matters for Labor Market Integration: The Swedish Example
(published in IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 2017, 7:1)
10230  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Xiuna Yang
Earnings among Nine Ethnic Minorities and the Han Majority in China's Cities
(published in Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 2017, 22 (3), 525-546 )
10127  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Xiuna Yang
Gang Shuge
Dai Jianzhong
Charitable Donations by China's Private Enterprises
(forthcoming in Economic Systems)
9886  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Katarina Katz
Torun Österberg
Why Do Some Young Adults Not Graduate from Upper Secondary School? On the Importance of Signals of Labour Market Failure
(published online in: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016 [journal version])
9837  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Katarina Katz
Torun Österberg
Residential Segregation from Generation to Generation: Intergenerational Association in Socio-Spatial Context among Visible Minorities and the Majority Population in Metropolitan Sweden
(published online in Population, Space and Place, 2016.)
9018  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Xiuna Yang
Are China's Ethnic Minorities Less Likely to Move?
(published in: Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2015, 56 (1), 44-69)
8595  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ding Sai
Mapping and Understanding Ethnic Disparities in Length of Schooling: The Case of Ningxia Autonomous Region, China
(published in: Social Indicators Research, 2015, 124 (2), 517-535.)
8244  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Shi Li
Hiroshi Sato
Data for Studying Earnings, the Distribution of Household Income and Poverty in China
(published in China Economic Review, 2014, 30, 419-431)
8241  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Shi Li
Ludmila Nivorozhkina
Haiyuan Wan
Yuan and Roubles: Comparing Wage Determination in Urban China and Russia at the Beginning of the New Millennium
(published in China Economic Review, 2015, 35, 248-265)
7970  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ding Sai
Why Is There No Income Gap Between the Hui Muslim Minority and the Han Majority in Rural Ningxia, China?
(published in: China Quarterly, 2014, 220 (220), 968-987)
6907  Deng Quheng
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Shi Li
Intergenerational Income Persistency in Urban China
(published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2013, 59 (3), 416-436)
6129  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Disparities in Social Assistance Receipt between Immigrants and Natives in Sweden
(Shorter version published in International Journal of Manpower, 2013, 34 (2), 126-141)
5929  Syeda Shahanara Begum
Quheng Deng
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Economic Growth and Child Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh and China
(published in: Journal of Asian Economics, 2012, 23 (1), 73 - 85)
5383  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Shi Li
Ludmila Nivorozhkina
Why Are Household Incomes More Unequally Distributed in China than in Russia?
(published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2011, 35 (5), 897-920)
4881  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Torun Österberg
Neighbourhood Child Poverty in Sweden
(published in: Peter Saunders and Roy Sainsbury (eds.), Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rich and Poorer Countries. International Studies on Social Security volume 16, Intersentia Publishing, 2010 )
4857  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Birgitta Jansson
If Seebohm Rowntree Had Studied Sweden: How Poverty Changed in the City of Göteborg from 1925 to 2003
(published in: Scandinavian Economic History Review, 2010, 58 (3), 239-260)
4232  Taryn Ann Galloway
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Peder J. Pedersen
Torun Österberg
Immigrant Child Poverty in Scandinavia: A Panel Data Study
(revised version published in: Thesia I Garner and Kathleen S Short (eds.): Measures of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility (Research on Economic Inequality, 23), 2015, 185 - 219)
3843  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ding Sai
Rank, Income and Income Inequality in Urban China
(published in China Economic Review, 2009, 20 (3), 497-507)
3791  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ding Sai
Temporary and Persistent Poverty among Ethnic Minorities and the Majority in Rural China
(published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2009, 55 (s1), 588-606)
3248  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Mats Johansson
Edward Palmer
Sweden's Pensioners: How They Have Fared in the Roller Coaster Ride through the Past Decade and a Half of Deep Recession and Economic Exuberance
(revised version published as "The Welfare of Sweden's Old-age Pensioners in Times of Bust and Boom from 1990" in: Ageing and Society, 2009, 29 (4), 539-561)
3185  Danuta Biterman
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Torun Österberg
Economic and Ethnic Polarisation among Children in Sweden’s Three Metropolitan Areas
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2008, 128 (1), 121 - 152)
2758  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Deng Quheng
Social Assistance Receipt and its Importance for Combating Poverty in Urban China
(published in: Poverty and Public Policy, 2011, 3(1), Article 10)
2672  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Birgitta Jansson
Top Incomes in Sweden during Three-Quarters of a Century: A Micro Data Approach
(published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2008, 32 (6), 963-976)
2486  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ximing Yue
Rural People’s Perception of Poverty in China
(Revised version published as "Rural People's Perception of Income Adequacy in China" in: China Agricultural Economic Review, 2012, 4 (3), 264-280.)
2418  Björn Anders Gustafsson
Ding Sai
Villages where China's Ethnic Minorities Live
(published in: China Economic Review, 2009, 20 (2), 193-207)
2152  Deng Quheng
Björn Anders Gustafsson
China's Lesser Known Migrants
(revised version published as 'The Hukou Converters - China's Lesser Known Rural to Urban Migrants' in: Journal of Contemporary China, 2014, 23, 657-679)
1551  Kræn Blume Jensen
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Peder J. Pedersen
Mette Verner
At the Lower End of the Table: Determinants of Poverty among Immigrants to Denmark and Sweden
(published in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2007, 33 (3), 373-396)
603  Thomas Andrén
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Income Effects from Labor Market Training Programs in Sweden During the 80’s and 90’s
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2004, 25 (8), 688-713)
184  Miles Corak
Björn Anders Gustafsson
Torun Österberg
Intergenerational Influences on the Receipt of Unemployment Insurance in Canada and Sweden
(published in: Miles Corak (ed.), Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe. Cambridge University Press 2004)
 

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