Tag Archives: Inequality

Economic Growth and Equality Goes Together

The International Monetary Fund has just published the paper “Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth.” According to the study, economies with high levels of inequality suffered lower growth than countries that distributed incomes more evenly. That equality seems to drive higher and more sustainable growth does not in itself support efforts to redistribute. In particular, inequality may …
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Gender Equality at Work

The World Bank has just published “Gender at Work.” The report highlights the need for coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work. According to the study, women are more economically excluded that men, and trends suggest that in the last 20 years women’s labor participation has dismissed, dropping from …
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OECD Income Distribution and Poverty Data

The OECD has just updated its Income Distribution Database. According to new OECD data, income inequality increased by more in the first three years of the crisis to the end of 2010 than it had in the previous twelve years, before factoring in the effect of taxes and transfers on income. The analysis says that …
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Record Gap Between Rich and Poor

The gap between rich and poor has widened in most OECD countries over the past 30 years according to the just-published report “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising.” The most worrying thing is this occurred when countries were going through a sustained period of economic growth, before the Great Recession. What will happen now …
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Human Development Report 2010

The UNDP has just launched the 2010 Human Development Report, entitled “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development”. A central objective of the Report for the past 20 years has been to emphasize that development is primarily and fundamentally about people. The 2010 report is also about how the human development approach can …
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