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  • 31-January-2012

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    Reforming education in England

    Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.

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  • 31-January-2012

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    Structural change and the current account: the case of Germany

    Using empirical evidence from panel analysis of current account dynamics and of bilateral trade balances, the paper argues that the large German current account surplus during the 2000s can be explained by an increasing gap between productivity growth in manufacturing vis-à-vis services.

  • 23-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

    Can both less income inequality and more growth be achieved? A recent OECD study sheds new light on the link between policies that boost growth and the distribution of income.

  • 23-January-2012

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    Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

  • 23-January-2012

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    Reducing inequality while boosting economic growth is possible, says OECD

    Countries can use labour market reforms, more targeted tax and transfer systems and better education policies to simultaneously curb the income gap between rich and poor while boosting economic growth.

  • 23-January-2012

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    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 2. The distribution of labour income

    This paper explores the role of macroeconomic factors and structural policies in shaping the distribution of labour income.

  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 1. Mapping income inequality across the OECD

    Countries differ widely with respect to the level of labour income inequality among individuals of working age. Labour income inequality is shaped by differences in wage rates, hours worked and inactivity rates.

  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 4. Top incomes

    Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.

  • 12-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 6. The distribution of wealth

    The wealth distribution within OECD countries is very concentrated and much more so than the income distribution. Wealth dispersion is especially high in the United States and Sweden.

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