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Table 1 Change in absolute poverty overall and by employment status; non-employment rates in the two recessions (1991–1996 and 2006–2010); and decomposition of the poverty change

From: Poverty trends during two recessions and two recoveries: lessons from Sweden 1991–2013

  1991–1996 2006–2010
Change in absolute poverty 5.1 1.6
Change in % of non-employed in the population 7.8 −0.4
Relative change (recession non-employed/pre-recession non-employed) 1.41 0.98
Change in % of poor among employed 2.2 0.1
Relative change (recession poverty/pre-recession poverty) 1.76 1.05
Change in % of poor among non-employed 10.8 7.0
Relative change (recession poverty/pre-recession poverty) 2.01 1.52
% of poverty increase due to fewer employed 18 −4
% of poverty increase due to increase in poverty among employed 34 5
% of poverty increase due to increase in poverty among non-employed 48 99
  100 100