Socio-economic inequalities have been rising in the European Union and in most countries are higher today than in 1980. These trends are similar to those found in the United States of America and other industrialised economies and reflect the combined effects of changes taking place in the labour market, linked to globalisation and technological change, in social variables, such as household
composition, and in the redistributive activity of welfare states.
|Please click below to read the report wrote by Diane Perrons and Ania Plomien, "Why socio-economic inequalities increase ? Facts and policy responses in Europe", European Commission, 2010.|