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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 19

Cross-Country Evidence of the Multiple Causes of Inequality Changes in the OECD Area

Michael F. Förster*; István György Tóth    * OECD, Paris, France Tárki Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary

Abstract

This chapter provides a thorough survey of what recent international (i.e., cross-country) studies can tell us about the multiple causes of income inequality in the OECD area with regard to both levels and trends. The survey covers economics literature in particular but also relevant evidence from sociology and political science. We provide an overview of drivers of inequality in six areas: (i) structural macroeconomic sectoral changes, (ii) globalization and technology change, (iii) labor market and other relevant institutions, ...

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