Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Benefits and Wages: Publications





2012 and earlier:

  • Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large majority of OECD countries. This occurred even when countries were going through a period of sustained economic and employment growth. This report analyses the major underlying forces behind these developments.

 Related working papers No. 46, 51, 67, 76, 81, 100 are also available from here.


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