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Pär DalénPhD student

About me

I am a PhD student at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. I work in the project "Political and distributive consequences of the de-carbonized welfare state and with the expansion of the Social Policy Indicator Database (SPIN)", a comparative and longitudinal database of central welfare state institutions. I hold a master’s degree in Sociology from University of Gothenburg.


Environmental policies and climate neutral living may put a heavy burden on low-income households, who are likely to spend a larger share of their income on various climate taxes and fees. Is it possible to counter-balance such potential regressive effects of environmental taxes via social policy? Will climate taxes increase inequality and fail to reach high political support in absence of an effective system of income redistribution? In my PhD studies, I will analyze the distributive consequences of the green welfare state, and explore its effects on inequality and political support.

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