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Inequality and its discontents

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Inequality in the distribution of income and wealth has come to the fore as a core concern across the industrialized world. Here we examine what has happened to income inequality across the rich countries in recent decades. We discuss the range of factors that appear to be driving inequality upwards, notably the role of technological change, globalization, and national institutions and policies. We look at how rising inequality might undermine economic growth a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/oxrep/grz016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5992-4182
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
396-430
Publication date:
2019-07-11
Acceptance date:
2019-03-01
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EISSN:
1460-2121
ISSN:
0266-903X
Language:
English
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pubs:1003557
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uuid:6d8d2043-e487-455e-a2b8-03f5fedf1fa8
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pubs:1003557
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1003557
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2019-05-29

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