Tag Archives: Income inequality

Income Redistribution Across OECD Countries: Main Findings and Policy Implications

Income inequality has increased in most OECD countries over the past two decades. This is both because market incomes (wages, dividends, interest income) have become more unequally distributed, and also because redistribution through taxes and transfers has fallen. New OECD work explores cross-country evidence on trends in income redistribution since the mid-1990s to shed some …
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Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe

Eurofound has just published the report “Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession.” The study addresses growing concerns about income inequalities in academic and policy debates by offering a comprehensive study of income inequalities during the years of the Great Recession starting in 2008–2009. The results show that EU-wide …
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Income Inequality

The OECD has just published the report “Income Inequality: The Gap between Rich and Poor”. According to the study income inequality is rising. A quarter of a century ago, the average disposable income of the richest 10% in OECD countries was around seven times higher than that of the poorest 10%; today, it’s around 9½ …
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Global Wage Report 2014/15

The ILO has just published the “Global Wage Report 2014/15: Wages and income inequality.” The study analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region. The report also considers wage gaps between certain groups, such as those between women and …
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