Gap between rich and poor 'keeps growing'

Date Posted: 21 May 2015

One factor that the OECD blames for growing inequality is the growth in what it calls non-standard work, which includes temporary contracts and self-employment.

The OECD says that since the mid-1990s more than half of all job creation in its member states has been in non-standard work. It says that households dependent on such work have higher poverty rates than other households and that this has led to greater inequality.
It also says that tax and benefit systems have become less effective at redistributing income.