OECD report: Inequality? US exceptional

No great surprise regarding income inequality. The US ranks among the most unequal among the OECD developed countries. That from the recent OECD report, In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All.

Do-It-Yourselfers can have a go at country comparisons relative to the OECD average. Interactive charts add life to the activity.

Click the countries of interest, e.g., US, UK, Greece. Or even Denmark. As is shown, the US is indeed exceptional for its inequality. For Latin America, where such inequality has been historically high, the situation has been improving markedly, as that of the US and UK, deteriorating.

For example, while high for Chile, the trend has been downward over time – and Chile has not been as activist as some of its neighbours in attacking poverty and inequality.


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