Income Inequality In Oecd Countries

Income Inequality In Oecd Countries


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Income Inequality In Oecd Countries by Peter Hoeller

This book provides a comprehensive review of income inequality issues in the OECD in a cross-country setting. It presents a wealth of data and analysis on the formation of inequality and identifies groups of countries that share similar inequality patterns. It also reviews developments at the extremes of the income distribution, namely poverty, top incomes as well as the distribution of wealth. An important contribution of the book is the careful examination of the determinants of the income distribution, such as globalisation and technical progress as well as the effect of a wide range of economic policies that shape the distribution of income. These include in particular labour market regulations, household taxes and transfers as well as in-kind public services. It also sheds light on an under-researched issue: do policies aimed at boosting economic growth raise or reduce income inequality?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814518512
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Disclaimer vii

Chapter 1 Introduction Peter Hoeller Mauro Pisu 1

Chapter 2 Mapping Income Inequality Across the OECD Peter Hoeller Isabelle Joumard Mauro Pisu Debbie Bloch 13

Chapter 3 The Distribution of Labor Income Isabell Koske Jean-Marc Fournier Isabelle Wanner 43

Chapter 4 Income Redistribution via Taxes and Transfers Isabelle Joumard Mauro Pisu Debbie Bloch 85

Chapter 5 Poverty Mauro Pisu 135

Chapter 6 Top Incomes Peter Hoeller 163

Chapter 7 The Distribution of Wealth Kaja Bonesmo Fredriksen 181

Chapter 8 Conclusion: Growth-Enhancing Policies and Inequality Isabelle Joumard Isabell Koske 207

About the Authors 223

Index 225

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