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Growing Unequal?

Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

Growing Unequal? brings together a range of analyses on the distribution of economic resources in OECD countries. For the first time, the data on income distribution and poverty covers all 30 OECD countries during the mid-2000s. Information on trends extending back to the mid-1980s is provided for approximately two-thirds of the countries. The report also describes inequalities (such as household wealth, consumption patterns, in-kind public services) that are usually excluded from conventional discussions about the distribution of economic resources among individuals and households. The evidence collected in this volume suggests that the timing, intensity, and causes of the increase in inequality differ from what is typically suggested in the media.

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