Estonia - Income convergence has slowed down - September 30, 2017

The OECD survey provide several interesting figures. The country performs well in recent years, and the economy is expected to grow by more than 4 percent in 2017. But the development of income and earnings of workers lag behind. Poverty (at 15.5%, compared to OECD average of 11.5%) and income inequality are among the highest in the OECD and around a quarter of the population is still at risk of poverty. An adequate social safety net should be implemented, including increased spending on subsistence benefits, relaxed eligibility conditions for unemployment benefits, and extended parental leave for fathers.

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