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.
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.
METHODs and concepts
This quality review (December 2012) is in three main parts:
See also external Review of the OECD Income Distribution Database - The Journal of Economic Inequality - December 2015, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 579–602
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