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

Anders Bøggild Christensen, Tove Valborg Rasmussen

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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
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventMatchpoint konference Århus 2007 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 7 Nov 20079 Nov 2007


ConferenceMatchpoint konference Århus 2007

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