Latest data on social expenditure, which comprises cash benefits, direct in-kind provision of goods and services, and tax breaks with social purposes. Benefits may be targeted at low-income households, the elderly, disabled, sick, unemployed, or young persons.
The gap between rich and poor keeps widening. This long-run increase in income inequality not only raises social and political concerns, but also economic ones. This book highlights the key areas where inequalities are created and where new policies are required.
As part of its All on Board for Inclusive Growth Initiative, the OECD has created the OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality, a new platform for promoting and conducting policy-oriented research on the trends, causes and consequences of inequalities in society and the economy, and a forum to discuss how policies can best address such inequalities.
www.oecd.org/gender includes important, recent and ongoing projects aimed at improving gender policy across a wide variety of areas in OECD countries and beyond
Focusing on people's well-being and societal progress, the OECD is looking at the functioning of the economic system but also at the diverse experiences and living conditions of people and households in its attempt to measure the well-being and progress ...