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Democracy at work: less inequality

Figure 4.6 European Participation Index and GINI coefficient of income inequality, by country (mid-2010s)

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Greater worker involvement at the workplace means more equal societies

The 2018 World Inequality Report found that in ‘recent decades, income inequality has increased in nearly all countries, but at different speeds, suggesting that institutions and policies matter in shaping inequality’ (Alvaredo et al. 2018: 5). Even though in Europe the rise of inequalities has been relatively moderate compared to other regions of the world, from a historical perspective, the consistent rise in the past years marks an end to the post war egalitarian era that characterised the continent.

more information in  Benchmarking Working Europe 2019 - Chapter 4 Democracy at work

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Date of publication
2019
Themes
Work organisation , Workers participation

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Work organisation

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Mehmet Koksal

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