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Divided We Stand : Why Inequality Keeps Rising.

Author: Oecd Publishing
Publisher: Paris : Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development Palo Alto : Ebrary, Incorporated [distributor] Jan. 2012
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oecd Publishing
ISBN: 9789264119536 9264119531
OCLC Number: 843012986
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Table of Contents --
Foreword --
Acronyms, Country ISO Codes and Conventional Signs --
Editorial: Mind the gap --
An Overview of Growing Income Inequalities in OECD Countries: Main Findings --
1. The big picture: inequality on the rise in most OECD countries --
Table 1. Household incomes increased faster at the top --
Figure 1. Income inequality increased in most, but not all OECD countries --
Figure 2. Inequality increased in most countries over the long term, but recently fell in some high-inequality countries --
Box 1. A roadmap: the analytical framework and structure of the report Analytical framework for the analysis of income inequality used in the report --
2. What drives growing earnings and income disparities? --
Is globalisation the main culprit in higher wage inequality? --
Figure 3. The integration of trade and financial markets and technological progress grew rapidly, especially from the mid-1990s --
The impact of regulatory reforms --
Figure 4. Product and labour market regulations and institutions became weaker --
Table 2. Trends in technology, policies and education were the key drivers of changes in wage inequality and employment in the OECD area Changes in hours worked favour higher-wage earners --
Figure 5. Levels of earnings inequality are much higher when part-timers and self-employed are accounted for --
Figure 6. Hours worked declined more among lower-wage workers --
Do changes in household structure matter for inequality? --
Figure 7. Demographic changes were less important than labour market trends in explaining changes in household earnings distribution --
Beyond earnings: the impact of capital and self-employment income --
Figure 8. Capital income became a greater source of household income, but mainly in rich households Figure 12. The share of top incomes increased, especially in English-speaking countries --
3. Lessons for policies --
Notes --
References --
Trends in Different Income Inequality Measures --
Table A1.1. Trends in different income inequality measures --
Special Focus: Inequality in Emerging Economies (EEs) --
1. Introduction --
Figure 0.1. GDP per capita --
2. Inequality patterns in EEs --
Figure 0.2. Change in inequality levels, early 1990s versus late 2000s1 --
Figure 0.3. Change in real household income by quintile1, 2 --
3. Economic factors behind inequality --
Spatial inequality Have income taxes and benefit systems become less effective in redistributing income? --
Figure 9. Market incomes are distributed much more unequally than net incomes --
Figure 10. While market income inequality rose, redistribution through tax/transfers became less effective in many countries --
How redistributive are non-cash transfers from public services? --
Figure 11. In-kind benefits from public services are redistributive in all OECD countries --
Rising top-income shares: what implications for tax policy?

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