Rising Income Inequality and Living Standards in OECD Countries: How Does the Middle Fare?

This paper uses data from the key comparative sources available for the rich countries to examine how both real median incomes and income inequality have evolved from around 1980 through the Great Recession. There are striking differences across OECD countries in average real median income growth. S...

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Volume: 656
Main Author: Thewissen, Stefan
Kenworthy, Lane
Nolan, Brian
Roser, Max
Smeeding, Timothy
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Luxembourg Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) 2015
published in: LIS Working Paper Series Vol. 656
Data of publication: 2015
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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