Productivity and long term growth

Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

 

Policy Notes   Graphs & tables   Working papers   Country Indicators 

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. It suggests that there are win-win policy options: raising human capital is key, various labour market reforms can help and taxation can be made more equitable and growth friendly. But there are also reforms that lead to a trade-off between growth and equity.

 Economics Department Policy Notes

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

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

Inégalités de revenus et croissance : Le rôle des impôts et des transferts, Note de politique économique n° 9 du Département des Affaires économiques

Inequality outcomes & policy indicators: Country profiles

 

For each individual country, the country profile assembles three sets of indicators which are considered as most relevant and for which data are available for a majority of countries. The first set presents indicators on inequality outcomes, from individual labour earnings to household disposable income adjusted for in-kind public spending. The second set presents indicators on policies affecting labour income inequality. The third set presents tax and transfer policy indicators. Information on the definition of these indicators is available here.

    Australia

    Greece

    New Zealand

    Austria

    Hungary

    Norway

    Belgium

    Iceland

    Poland

    Canada

    Ireland

    Portugal

    Chile

    Israel

    Slovak Republic

    Czech Republic

    Italy

    Slovenia

    Denmark

    Japan

    Spain

    Estonia

    Korea

    Sweden

    Finland

    Luxembourg

    Switzerland

    France

    Mexico

    Turkey

    Germany   Netherlands   United Kingdom

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  ‌  United States

 Economics Department Working Papers

 Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

Part 1. Mapping Income Inequality across the OECD  (No. 924)
by Peter Hoeller, Isabelle Joumard, Mauro Pisu and Debbie Bloch

Part 2. The Distribution of Labour Income (No. 925)
by Isabell Koske, Jean-Marc Fournier and Isabelle Wanner

Part 3. Income Redistribution via Taxes and Transfers Across OECD Countries (No. 926)
by Isabelle Joumard, Mauro Pisu and Debbie Bloch

Part 4. Top Incomes (No. 927)
by Peter Hoeller

Part 5. Poverty in OECD Countries (No. 928)
by Mauro Pisu

Part 6. The Distribution of Wealth (No. 929)
by Kaja Bonesmo Fredriksen

Part 7. The Drivers of Labour Earnings Inequality – An Analysis Based on Conditional and Unconditional Quantile Regressions (No. 930)
by Jean-Marc Fournier and Isabell Koske

Part 8. The Drivers of Labour Income Inequality – A Review of the Recent Literature (No. 931)
by Rafal Kierzenkowski and Isabell Koske

 Additional Reading:

www.oecd.org/economy/goingforgrowth/inequality  

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe