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OECD news conference to present new report: “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising”

 

25/11/2011 - A new OECD report analysing trends in rising income inequality and its causes will be published on Monday 5 December 2011 at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 a.m. GMT). News conferences will be held in Paris, Berlin, London and Washington.

 

In Paris, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, together with John Martin, OECD Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and Michael Förster, the lead author, will present the findings of “Divided we Stand” at a news conference the same day at 11.00 a.m. at the OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 16ème.

 

The report, with new data on trends in OECD countries and major emerging economies, analyses the drivers behind rising income gaps, including the impact of globalisation and changes to taxes and benefits.

 

On Friday 2 December, news conferences will be held under embargo:

 

London – 12.30 p.m. GMT - with Monika Queisser, head of OECD Social Policy division, and Michael Förster, OECD social policy analyst and lead author, at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, 7 Ridgmount Street London WC1E 7AE. To register, contact spencer.wilson@oecd.org.

 

Washington – 11.00 a.m. EST – webcast media briefing with Stefano Scarpetta, OECD deputy director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. To register, contact Matthias Rumpf, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865 or Matthias.Rumpf@oecd.org). 

 

On Monday 5 December:

 

Berlin – 09.30 a.m. CET – webcast media briefing under embargo with Monika Queisser, head of OECD Social Policy division, and Michael Förster, OECD social policy analyst and lead author. To register, contact Antonie Kerwien, OECD Berlin Centre (+ 49 30 28 88 35 41 or antonie.kerwien@oecd.org).
 
To obtain an embargo copy of the report, journalists should contact embargo@oecd.org

 

To register for the Paris news conference, journalists should email media.registration@oecd.org.

Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.