High inequality lowers wealth

Policy Study

09/10/2014

How the level of inequality affects growth and wealth is a subject of frequent discussion. A widespread point of view is that a high level of inequality is an advantage for the growth in society since it promotes incentives to work hard. In contrast there are a number of arguments leading to the conclusion that increased inequality does not lead to higher growth. This study aims at evaluating the correlation between the two, with different data and for different economies, before assessing the roots of such a relationship. Indeed, the study shows a positive relation between equality and wealth and highlights some point of explanations.

Read the report from Jonas Schytz Juul for ECLM and FEPS: High inequality lowers wealth

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