Salient to Investors:
The OECD said:
- The gap between rich and poor widened more in the 3 years to 2010 than in the previous 12 years. The richest 10% of society in the 33 OECD countries received 9.5 times that of the poorest in terms of income, versus 9 times in 2007.
- Countries with the biggest gaps included the US, Turkey, Mexico and Chile. Countries with the least gaps were mainly in north Europe, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Slovenia.
- If governments do not stop cutting back on welfare support the gap will widen.
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