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Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries

Brian Nolan


This book addresses the central challenge facing rich countries: how to ensure that ordinary working families see their living standards and the prospects for their children improve rather than stagnate over time. It presents the findings from a comprehensive analysis of performance over recent decades across the rich countries of the OECD, in terms of real income growth around and below the middle. It relates this performance to overall economic growth, exploring why these often diverge substantially, and to the different models of capitalism or economic growth embedded in different countries ... More

Keywords: living standards, prosperity, middle incomes, wage growth, inequality, polarization, redistribution, inclusive growth

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807056
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807056.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Nolan, editor
Director, Employment Equity and Growth Programme, INET, and Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Intervention, University of Oxford, UK

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4 Median Household Income and GDP

Brian Nolan, Max Roser, and Stefan Thewissen

5 Sources of Household Income Growth in Rich Countries

Brian Nolan, Stefan Thewissen, and Alice Lazzati

7 The Labour Market

Craig Holmes

8 Sifting through the ASHE

Annalisa Cristini, Andrea Geraci, and John Muellbauer

10 Strengthening Redistribution

Brian Nolan, Chrysa Leventi, Holly Sutherland, and Iva Tasseva

12 Wealth Inequality

Salvatore Morelli, Brian Nolan, and Philippe Van Kerm

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