Wealth inequality rising in Sweden

The gap between rich and poor is rising in Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
The gap between the rich and the poor in 275 of Sweden’s 290 municipalities has widened according to research carried out by Swedish Television and the National Statistics Office.

According to the figures released today people living in Malå, Västerbotten have less disposable income than those living in Danderyd, Stockholm.

Social Democrat, Anders Teljebäck, the chairman of the municipal council in Västerås, told Swedish Television that “reducing the gap between rich and poor is a problem. This is mainly due to the fact that capital income has increased significantly for the richest percent.”

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