Poles apart: a long-term perspective on inequality, industrialization and labour market institutions in Brazil and Sweden

Research project
Inactive research
Project owner
Unit for Economic History, Department of Economy and Society

STINT (Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning) och CAPES (Brasilien), Bromanska stiftelsen för forskning och företagande.

Short description

This collaboration between a group of Brazilian and Swedish economic historians aims to further our understanding of why the two countries set out on different pathways with regard to income distribution and long-term economic growth. The comparative approach the project applies promises to cast fresh light on why Brazil became unequal and lagged behind the developed countries during much of the twentieth century.