OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are they Compatible? Part 5. Poverty in OECD Countries

DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k9h28tlt0bs-en

Poverty is an important policy issue in OECD countries and the recent crisis has made it even more pressing. This paper highlights poverty rate differences across countries and reviews the various policies to tackle it. The OECD-wide poverty rate has drifted up, reaching around 11% in the late...



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