The Distribution of Household Income in OECD Countries: What Are its Main Features?
Source: SourceOECD Social Issues/Migration/Health, Volume 2008, Number 9, October 2008 , pp. 32-71(40)
Abstract:Income inequality has increased moderately but significantly over the past two decades, although with differences in the timing, intensity and even direction of these changes across countries. The wide cross-country differences in the overall shape of the income distribution at a point in time imply similarly large differences in income levels for people at similar points of the distribution - with some of the OECD countries topping the OECD league at one end of the distribution falling further behind when considering the other end.
Document Type: Review article
Publication date: 2008-10-01