Media Advisory - New OECD report on perceptions of inequality to be published Thursday 18 November


12/11/2021 - In the past decades the income gap between rich and poor has widened and social mobility has stagnated in many OECD countries. Most people are concerned about high and increasing inequality and the lack of equal opportunities. A new OECD report looks at how people perceive inequality and social mobility and analyses how people’s views can help design successful inequality-reducing policies.


Does Inequality Matter? How People Perceive Economic Disparities and Social Mobility will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time/09.00 a.m. GMT on Thursday 18 November.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the report, by e-mail and under embargo. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo should be sent to The report will be sent under embargo on Wednesday 17 November. To get advance access to OECD reports, complete this short form


For further information, journalists are invited to contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD’s Media Office (tel: + 33 1 45 24 81 18).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to preserve individual liberty and improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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