Social Polarisation and the Danish Welfare State: Aarhus as example?

Anders Bøggild Christensen, Tove Valborg Rasmussen

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper/skriftligt oplægForskning

Abstract

Globalisation and the information society tend - according to leading theories - to increase social polarisation and create dual cities. Studies have shown that the tendencies are more complicated in several of the European cities and the welfare state seems to have an impact on the development. We look at Aarhus in the light of these theories and studies of other cities.
We present some preliminary results of a study based on public registered data covering income, capital, occupation, social services, types of dwellings, localisation etc. in the municipality of Aarhus.
On the one hand we paint a preliminary picture of Aarhus looking at the distribution of poverty and wealth showing some indicators towards inequality. Furthermore we discuss central theories, concepts and measured indicators
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2007
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedMatchpoint konference Århus 2007 - Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 7 nov. 20079 nov. 2007

Konference

KonferenceMatchpoint konference Århus 2007
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByAarhus
Periode07/11/0709/11/07

Emneord

  • social polarisation
  • social polarisering

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