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Greece: The (Eventual) Social Hardship of Soft Budget Constraints

Margarita Katsimi, Thomas Moutos, George Pagoulatos, and Dimitri Sotiropoulos

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter examines the evolution of inequality in Greece and its broader socioeconomic, political, and policy implications. Greece stands out as a country case study since over the period 1974–2009 ... More


France: How Taxation can Increase Inequality

Nicolas Frémeaux and Thomas Piketty

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The evolution of inequality in France is specific compared with most OECD countries. Inequality only started to rise at the end of the 1990s after a period of decline during the 1970s and the 1980s. ... More


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