Inequality platform director Birthe Larsen in panel discussion
The panel addressed inequality in the Nordic countries from various different disciplines. The Nordic countries are known for being inclusive societies, for having low levels of inequality as well as high competitiveness. Yet, Inequality has been increasing in the Nordics over the past few decades. The scholars that participate in the panel have different disciplinary backgrounds, each shedding light on Inequality in the Nordics from a particular perspective. The panelists are Professor Jon Kvist, Roskilde University, Susan Kuivalainen, currently Head of Research at the Finnish Centre for Pensions, and Birthe Larsen, Associate Professor at the Economics Department, CBS and co-chair of the Inequality platform. They discussed questions, such as, why and how has inequality been increasing in the Nordic countries, what the characteristics of the ‘new’ Nordic inequalities are, and what the consequences of increased inequality are?
The panel was a collaboration between the ‘Inequality’ platform at CBS and the ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) project. ‘Inequality’ is a CBS-financed initiative to research and to discuss inequality from a multi-disciplinary perspective. ‘Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World’ (ReNEW) is a Nordforsk-financed project about how Nordic countries and societies are responding to global challenges, such as Inequality.