Inequalities

Fewer living at risk of poverty in Europe 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

The proportion of people living at risk of poverty has dropped in most European countries over the last five years. But a few countries counters this trend, and large gaps remain within nations. In this report we look closer at the risk of poverty across Europe.


Inequality in France and in Europe

Wednesday 18 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Inequality Observatory is an independent French institute that compiles a large number of statistics on inequalities. 


Are the rich getting richer in Europe?

Monday 02 December 2019 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

An overview of the distribution of wealth in Europe. What has changed from the 1980s to today?


The risk of poverty in Romania and Bulgaria is falling 

Wednesday 28 February 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last decade, Bulgaria and Romania are experiencing a very significant decrease in the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The situation is improving above all in provincial towns.


Accessibility to cities

Friday 25 October 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

Accessibility to cities offers a first step toward tracking the spots where gaps in accessibility remain, and where the world can collectively address the most fundamental inequalities still experienced today.


Global wealth and income inequality

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Over the past fifteen years, thanks to a growing interest in the evolution of global wealth and income inequality, there has been a growing body of scientific literature. 


A Europe of economic regions

Friday 19 April 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

An article by Maarten Lambrechts analyses the distribution of cohesion funds that the European Union allocates according to the degree of local development. The resulting appearance of Europe is very different from the political map.


Inequality according to Thomas Piketty, in 10 graphs 

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital and Ideology, contains more than 160 graphs and about 10 tables which together tell a new story about inequality over the last two and a half centuries. We have selected some of the most interesting data.


Europe is getting wealthier – and more inequal 

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Forecasts for 2023 show that across the EU, the median wealth per adult is on the rise. However, it is still unclear if the distribution of wealth will become more balanced in the future. Germany tops the ranking of EU countries with the highest number of millionaires holding more than $50 mln of wealth.


EU Commissioner Andriukaitis: Health inequalities are economic issue  in depth

Thursday 25 January 2018 | Eric Maurice
| EUobserver

Social and geographical inequalities in Europeans' health are one of the main challenges for the EU, says health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.