Regional, rural and urban development

OECD Income Distribution Database (IDD): Gini, poverty, income, Methods and Concepts

 

To benchmark and monitor income inequality and poverty across countries, the OECD relies on a dedicated statistical database: the OECD Income Distribution Database. Due to the increasing importance of income inequality and poverty issues in policy discussion, the database is now annually updated.

IDD Database in OECD.Stat

13 July 2017: New OECD.Stat data on Trends and levels in Gini coefficients before and after taxes and transfers, average and median household disposable incomes, relative poverty rates and poverty gaps, before and after taxes and transfers, etc.
November 2016: Release of OECD Inequality Update 2016 "Income inequality remains high in the face of weak recovery"

See also:

 

METHODs and concepts 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL DATABASES RELATED TO INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Quality reviews

This quality review (December 2012) is in three main parts:
-Part I reports the results of a first self-assessment of different quality dimensions of the OECD Database on Household Income Distribution and Poverty (.pdf)
-Part II assesses the cross-country comparability of the OECD Earnings Distribution Database (.pdf)
-Part III provides detailed country data reviews on income distribution data, for the 34 OECD member countries. These country reviews compare the OECD benchmark series for income distribution and poverty reporting with alternative estimates which are available on a national or international basis -  each country separately (.pdf) including revised versions:

See also external Review of the OECD Income Distribution Database - The Journal of Economic Inequality - December 2015, Volume 13, Issue 4,  pp 579–602

THE OECD'S "COMPARE YOUR INCOME" WEB TOOL    

How much do you earn compared with others in your country? Do you feel rich, poor, or just average? Use this tool and found out how your income really compares.