The causes and driving forces of increasing inequalities in OECD countries

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 13:00-14:30
Meeting Room, 5th floor, East Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
“The causes and driving forces of increasing inequalities in OECD countries”.
To introduce new findings the Handbook of Income Distribution, discussing global (underlying) causes like globalisation, technological change and regulatory and institutional changes, as well as direct factors such as labour markets and redistribution trends. This lecture could also include discussion of social (inter-generational) mobility and the impact on inequality.

Michael Förster (OECD, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs):
Dr Michael Förster is a senior policy analyst at the OECD and as head of the unit ""Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty" has been involved in successive OECD work on income distribution and poverty. He is co-author of “Growing Unequal?” (2008) and lead author of the follow-up studies, “Divided we Stand: Why Inequality keeps rising” (2011) and "In It Together – Why Less Inequality Benefits All" (2015). Mr. Förster is currently directing several follow-up projects to this work, in particular on inter- and intergenerational income mobility and trends among middle-income classes. He is author of various journal articles, research papers and book contributions, most recently to the Elsevier Handbook of Income Distribution.
Panel Data Research Center at Keio University
Center for Research on Equality of Opportunity for Children

Language : English

This seminar is open to students, scholars and the public for free.

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