Thursday, 8 December 2011

OECD Report: Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

For full report, link below.

In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large majority of OECD countries. This occurred even when countries were going through a period of sustained economic and employment growth. This report analyses the major underlying forces behind these developments:
- An Overview of Growing Income Inequalities in OECD Countries (free .pdf)
- Special Focus: Inequality in Emerging Economies (free .pdf)
- Part I. How Globalisation, Technological Change and Policies Affect Wage and Earnings Inequalities
- Part II. How Inequalities in Labour Earnings Lead to Inequalities in Household Disposable Income
- Part III. How the Roles of Tax and Transfer Systems Have Changed

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