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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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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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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

17-January-2012

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Economic Survey of Chile 2012

The Chilean economy has been catching up, but sustaining strong growth will require structural reforms: Better education and stronger product-market competition would boost productivity, while better designed cash transfers, labour and housing policies can lower poverty and inequality.

16-January-2012

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Growth perspectives for 2012

Given current levels of uncertainty, it is quite a challenge to discuss the outlook for the global economy in the months to come. But I will take the risk, and share the OECD’s assessment of the forces shaping the near-term outlook, the risks surrounding our projections and the major policy challenges facing many OECD countries.

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 5. Poverty in OECD countries

Poverty is an important policy issue in OECD countries and the recent crisis has made it even more pressing. This paper highlights poverty rate differences across countries and reviews the various policies to tackle it.

12-January-2012

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Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? Part 7. The drivers of labour earnings inequality – An analysis based on conditional and unconditional quantile regressions

Unconditional and conditional quantile regressions are used to explore the determinants of labour earnings at different parts of the distribution and, hence, the determinants of overall labour earnings inequality.

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.

12-January-2012

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Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, January 2012

The assessment is little changed compared to last month for most countries, but the CLIs for Japan, United States and Russia are showing stronger signs of a positive change in momentum and remain above long-term trend.

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