Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries in the Second Half of the 1990s

81 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2005

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Michael F. Förster

University of Antwerp - Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy; Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Marco Mira D'Ercole

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO)

Date Written: February 18, 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Förster, Michael F. and Mira D'Ercole, Marco, Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries in the Second Half of the 1990s (February 18, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=671783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.671783

Michael F. Förster (Contact Author)

University of Antwerp - Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy ( email )

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Marco Mira D'Ercole

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, MO 63108
France

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