Briefing 63: Reducing inequality doesn’t harm the economy

Higher inequality does not make countries richer

Inequality doesn't lead to greater prosperity

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Explaining the data

The data is taken from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a think-tank and forum for the world’s leading economies. The data on inequality, as measured using the ‘gini coefficient’ is at http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=IDD while the figures for GDP per head of population are at http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=PDB_LV

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