[Air-L] OECD report Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 11 07:11:18 PST 2011

Quoting from this report: ( my questions are below after the link to the
report) Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps
widened and household income inequality increased in a large majority of
OECD countries. This occurred even when countries were going through a
period of sustained economic and employment growth. This report analyses the
major underlying forces behind these developments:

- An Overview of Growing Income Inequalities in OECD Countries (free .pdf)

- Special Focus: Inequality in Emerging Economies (free .pdf)

- Part I. How Globalisation, Technological Change and Policies Affect Wage
and Earnings Inequalities

- Part II. How Inequalities in Labour Earnings Lead to Inequalities in
Household Disposable Income

- Part III. How the Roles of Tax and Transfer Systems Have Changed




This report by about OECD countries has a bit of technological content.
Apparently technology increases income inequality. I think historically
these trends are parallel may be you don't agree. I think the OECD moved
fast to produce this report based on the Occupy movement if that chicken
came first or this egg was first. We know the rich use the net more and has
anyone looked really deeply at income inequality and technology? Can you
point me to some deeper current studies on this? How are empowerment studies


Peter Timusk

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