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Trade-Offs And Complementarities Between Growth And Inequality In Oecd Countries

In: Growth with Inequality An International Comparison on Income Distribution

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  • Peter Hoeller
  • Isabelle Joumard
  • Isabell Koske

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The following sections are included:IntroductionUnderstanding InequalityThe Dispersion of Household Labor and Market Income Differs Across CountriesWhy are top earners getting a growing share of the cake?Country Profiles Trace the Various Inequality DimensionsClassifying Countries by their Inequality PatternsWhat Drives Inequality?Technological Change and Globalization Partly Explain Recent Trends in Labor Income InequalityLabor Income Inequality is Also Influenced by Structural PoliciesSome Countries Rely Heavily on Taxes and Transfers to Influence Distributional OutcomesLabor Income Tax Schedules have Become More Progressive but Tax Expenditures Hamper RedistributionPolicy Trade-offs and Complementarities Between Growth and Income Equality ObjectivesGrowth-Enhancing Policy Reforms that are Likely to Reduce Income InequalityImproving the Quality and Reach of EducationPromoting Equity in EducationReducing the Gap Between Employment Protection on Temporary and Permanent WorkIncreasing Spending on Active Labor Market PoliciesPromoting the Integration of ImmigrantsImproving Labor Market Outcomes of WomenFighting DiscriminationTaxing in a Way that Allows Equitable GrowthGrowth-Enhancing Policy Reforms that are Likely to Raise Income InequalityIncreasing the Flexibility of Wage DeterminationShifting the Tax Mix from Personal and Corporate Income Taxes Towards Real Estate and Consumption TaxesGrowth-Enhancing Policy Reforms that have an Ambiguous Effect on Income InequalityAvoiding Too High and Long-Lasting Unemployment BenefitsLiberalizing Product MarketsLowering Minimum Labor CostsMoving from Income to Wealth or Inheritance TaxesConclusionsReferences

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  • Peter Hoeller & Isabelle Joumard & Isabell Koske, 2012. "Trade-Offs And Complementarities Between Growth And Inequality In Oecd Countries," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Jinjun Xue (ed.), Growth with Inequality An International Comparison on Income Distribution, chapter 18, pages 347-377, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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