Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries in the Second Half of the 1990s
81 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2005
Date Written: February 18, 2005
This report provides evidence on income distribution and poverty in 27 OECD countries over the second half of the 1990s, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and inter-temporal comparisons in this field. Patterns for income distribution and relative poverty in the second half of the 1990s - a period of significant improvement in labour market conditions in most OECD countries - conform to many of the longer-term trends identified in previous OECD analysis, but also highlight some significant departures.
Keywords: income distribution, poverty, OECD
JEL Classification: D3, I3
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