OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers

Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades?

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1787/5kg5dlkhjq0x-en

We use a range of data sources to assess if, and to what extent, government redistribution policies have slowed or accelerated the trend towards greater income disparities in the past 20-25 years. In most countries, inequality among “non-elderly” households has widened during most phases of the...



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