There is widespread concern that economic growth has not been shared fairly, and that the current economic crisis further widens the gap between rich and poor. The work below examines trends in inequality and poverty for OECD and non-OECD countries. It analyses possible causes for growing inequalities, such as globalisation, skill-biased technological change and changes in policy fashion. And it assesses the effectiveness of social and labour market policies in tackling poverty and excessive inequalities.
- July 2013: Trends in poverty and inequality in decentralising Indonesia (Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 148)
- June 2013: Redistribution Policy in Europe and the United States: Is the Great Recession a 'Game Changer' for Working-age Families? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 150)
- February 2013: Meeting of Providers of OECD Income Distribution Data, OECD - Paris
- Nov-Dec 2012: Balancing Economic Efficiency & Social Equity, by Förster M.F. & Martin J.P., as published by the Japan Economic Foundation (All rights reserved) in Economy, Culture & History Japan Spotlight Bimonthly, Nov-Dec 2012, pages 14-17.
- September 2012: Money or Kindergarten? Distributive Effects of Cash Versus In- Kind Family Transfers for Young Children (Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 135)
- April 2012: Income Distribution and Poverty in Russia (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 132)
- January 2012: The Impact of Publicly Provided Services on the Distribution of Resources: Review of New Results and Methods (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 130)
- January 2012: Less income inequality and more growth – are they compatible? (Going for Growth) and Income inequality in the European Union
- June 2011: Policy Forum: How to address Inequality and Poverty in South Africa? Reserve Bank, Pretoria
- 30 May - 1 June 2011: Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) - economic thinkers and policy makers will discuss how inequalities of opportunity affect growth and development
- May 2011: OECD Policy Forum on Tackling Inequality - which policies can promote both stronger and fairer economic growth?
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