Thursday, October 23, 2008


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECd)

Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries [21 October 2008],3343,en_2649_33933_41460917_1_1_1_37419,00.html

Country Notes,3343,en_2649_33933_41460917_1_1_1_37419,00.html#COUNTRY_NOTES

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     <> Japan (in <> Japanese)
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     <> United Kingdom
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Press Release 21 October 2008
Income inequality and poverty rising in most OECD countries,3343,en_2649_201185_41530009_1_1_1_1,00.html

21/10/2008 - The gap between rich and poor has grown in more than three-quarters of OECD countries over the past two decades, according to a new OECD report.

OECD's <,3343,en_2649_201185_41460917_1_1_1_1,00.html > Growing Unequal? finds that the economic growth of recent decades has benefitted the rich more than the poor. In some countries, such as Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway and the United States, the gap also increased between the rich and the middle-class.

Countries with a wide distribution of income tend to have more widespread income poverty. Also, social mobility is lower in countries with high inequality, such as Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, and higher in the Nordic countries where income is distributed more evenly.

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