Social Processes in the Swedish Credit Market – Inclusion and Exclusion

Project leader

Funding source

Forte - Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2021
Funding: 4830000 SEK


The level of debt in Sweden is historically high and has risen rapidly in recent years. The increasing indebtedness entails risks, both for individuals and for the society at large. Over-indebtedness is, however, a relatively unexplored area in Sweden. There is a lack of research on social processes linked to over-indebtedness and how they relate to social exclusion in other areas, for example, in the housing market. So far, the research on overindebtedness has suffered from a lack of data and has mainly been based on cross-sectional data and been geographically limited. The project wants to develop the research area by encompassing the whole of Sweden and by adopting a longitudinal perspective. In that way we can better understand the dynamics at the social margin of the Swedish credit market and relate this to other forms of social marginalization.

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