Discussion guide on Equality

Discussion forum | 06 June 2017
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Tip: the discussion should first establish the factual basis and then consider the actual implementation of the respective policies and actions.
  1. What is the Gini coefficient of your country, and how has it evolved over the last ten years? What have been the trends in wage inequality and labour income shares?

  2. What are the reasons for the increase or decrease in wage and income inequality as shown in the changes of the Gini coefficient, and in labour income shares?

  3. Has the government adopted specific policies to reduce the level of inequality in your country?

  4. If yes, do these policies include measures to:
    1. create jobs?
    2. formalize the informal economy?
    3. promote gender equality, including equal pay for work of equal value?
    4. extend social protection to disadvantaged population groups?
    5. set minimum wages, and/or determine wage setting mechanisms?
    6. protect and advance the rights and interests of disadvantaged population groups?
    7. facilitate access to land, food, services, resources, markets, justice, information, etc.?

  5. Are the social partners involved in the design and implementation of policies targeting inequality?