OECD to launch new report on income inequality - Thursday 21 May 2015 - Press conference in Paris


15/05/2015 - The OECD will launch a new report on income inequality on Thursday 21 May. It contains data and analysis on trends, causes and remedies for rising inequalities in OECD countries and major emerging economies.


In It Together - Why Less Inequality Benefits All covers: the impact of inequality on economic growth; the consequences of the crisis and fiscal consolidation on household incomes; the effect of the rising share of people working on temporary contracts or part-time and changes in women’s employment and earnings; wealth concentration and indebtedness; and discusses the role for redistribution policies in OECD and emerging economies.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report’s findings on Thursday 21 May in Paris with Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility at a press conference starting at 11:00 local time (09:00 GMT) at the OECD Conference Centre (2 rue Andre Pascal, 75016 Paris).


For further information on the news conference, and to confirm your presence, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


For further information on the report, contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 81 18).


The report will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 11:00 CET for immediate release. An embeddable version of the report will be available once the embargo is lifted


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive it under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive it by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to



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