Generating Prosperity for Working Families

12 Nov 18

Generating Prosperity for Working Families

Senior Research Fellow Brian Nolan’s new book focusses on the ‘squeezed middle’ and increasing inequality.

Taking a comparative approach across thirty rich countries, Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries, edited by Brian, tackles the challenge of stagnating living standards for many working families in rich countries.

The book asks how common the ‘squeeze’ on middle-income households actually is, and the complex forces that are driving it, including globalisation, technology and government policies. Drawing on this analysis, the book pulls out important lessons on how best to pursue inclusive growth and prosperity.

Key findings - as well as findings from its companion book Inequality and Inclusive Growth: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes, also edited by Brian Nolan - were presented at a two-day conference on ‘Generating Inclusive Growth’ in Nuffield College on 8 and 9 November, organised with the OECD Centre for Opportunity and Growth.