The creation of income inequality: the impact of government policies in Australia and other OECD economies

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Griffiths, Phil. 2011. "The creation of income inequality: the impact of government policies in Australia and other OECD economies." International Conference on Income Distribution Theory and Policy (2011). Wuhan, China 15 - 16 Oct 2011 Wuhan, China.
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The creation of income inequality: the impact of government policies in Australia and other OECD economies

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AuthorGriffiths, Phil
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the International Conference on Income Distribution Theory and Policy
Number of Pages16
Year2011
Place of PublicationWuhan, China
Conference/EventInternational Conference on Income Distribution Theory and Policy (2011)
Event Details
International Conference on Income Distribution Theory and Policy (2011)
Event Date
15 to end of 16 Oct 2011
Event Location
Wuhan, China
Abstract

This paper looks at the rise of inequality in the OECD since the mid-1970s and argues that this has been a deliberate result of government policy changes over the past 35 years. It then looks at the rise of inequality in Australia and documents some of the policy changes that have led to this, and the role of the leadership of the ACTU in accepting this shift.

Keywordsinequality; OECD; Australian economic policies; ACTU; economic policy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440801. Australian government and politics
440703. Economic development policy
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Displayed paper is the revised version presented to the International Conference on Income Distribution, Theory and Policy, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China, 15 October 2011, not the ealier published version.
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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