No. 2016-01 - Models, Regimes, and the Evolution of Middle Incomes in OECD Countries

Date: 08 February 2016

Generating rising prosperity for middle-income households is now seen as a fundamental challenge for rich countries: when countries with similar institutional settings are grouped together, can a best-performing model in those terms be identified? This paper investigate how countries, and models or regimes, compare with respect to growth in real household incomes at the median, drawing on data from the two main comparative sources containing that information over recent decades, the Luxembourg Income Study and the OECD Income Distribution Database. It finds remarkably wide variation across OECD countries in recent decades ...

Brian Nolan Max Roser Stefan Thewissen

Employment, Equity and Growth

No. 2016-01 - Models, Regimes, and the Evolution of Middle Incomes in OECD Countries


Type: inet-working-paper

Nolan, B., Roser, M. & Thewissen, S. (2016). 'Models, Regimes, and the Evolution of Middle Incomes in OECD Countries'. INET Oxford Working Paper No. 2016-01.


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