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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
James Mc Allister
Semester
Winter

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CLASS INEQUALITIES AND POLITICS Week 2 January 19th Over the two decades prior to the onset of the global economic crisis real disposable household incomes increased by an average of 17 a year in OECD countries In a large majority of them however the household incomes of the richest 10 grew faster than those of the poorest 10 so widening income inequalityDifferences in the pace of income growth across household groups were particularly pronounced in some of the 1Englishspeaking countriesIn almost all industrialized societies in the Western World a primary focus of cleavage has been along social class lines and this cleavage has found expression and has frequently been augmented through the activities of classbased political partiesCanada is a notable exception to this generalizationIncome InequalitiesRichest Canadians incomes several times as great as poorest Canadians
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