Denmark -Increasing income inequality -October 21, 2015

The Economic Council of the Labour Movement (Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd – ECLM) has released a report showing that income inequality has been increasing since the mid-1980s and really took off after 2003. According to ECLM, the richest ten percent of Danes saw their incomes rise by 30 percent between 2003 and 2013 while the poorest ten percent saw their actual wages fall over the same period. Since 1985, only the wealthiest 20 percent of Danes have seen their disposable incomes increase, while all other groups have experienced a financial setback.


The report (in Danish):

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