Study finds inequality in France remained stable during economic crisis

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The French national institute of statistics and economic studies, INSEE, this week published its yearly report on the wealth and income of households in France. This latest study concerns 2015, and demonstrates that inequalities in living standards actually fell slightly in the seven-year period after the outbreak of the financial and economic crises. Romaric Godin reports.

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The latest annual report on household wealth and income in France, published by the country’s national institute of statistics and economic studies, INSEE, sounds as a warning against government tax reforms in favour of the wealthy and impending cutbacks in funding of the social welfare system.