Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal

Gustafs, Säters kommun, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Death 17 May 1987 (aged 88)
Danderyd, Danderyds kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Garden of Rememberance
Memorial ID 8829250 · View Source
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Swedish Economist, Politician, Member of the cabinet, Author. One of the most noted persons in Swedish public debate. A distinguished member of the Social Democrat Party, highly engaged in promoting social welfare. But also controversial. In 1934 he and his wife, Alva Myrdal, published the book ”The Population Promblem in Crisis,” in which they advocated solutions that later led to sterilization of gipsys and vagrants, people that was concidered ”inferior” at the time. He received the Nobel Price of Economy 1974.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm

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