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.

24 November 2016: Release of OECD Inequality Update 2016 "Income inequality remains high in the face of weak recovery"

IDD Database in OECD.Stat

July 2016: Release of 2015/16 data update 
 
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.

See also:

 

METHODs and concepts 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL DATABASES RELATED TO INCOME DISTRIBUTION

Quality review of the OECD IDD and earnings databases (Dec. 2012)

This quality review 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:

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.