Author: Tina Weber, Anna Manoudi, Nicola Düll, Jo Hawley-Woodall, Leona Walker Finlay and David Scott

Client: European Comission

Publisher: European Comission

Year: 2017

Language: English

This Review performs an analysis of the impact of recent reforms on inequality in Europe. It considers the impact of reforms on income inequalities and inequality of opportunity(education, healthcare, housing, credit). Being associated, both can have an impact on later life and have a bearing on the accumulation of human and social capital. Tax and benefit systems in the EU have an important role in reducing earnings inequality through their progressive and redistributive role. The synthesis report highlights key reforms in the EU-countries in seven policy areas.

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