The 2013 Report on World Social Situation: Inequality Matters brings attention to inequality, with a particular focus on policies and the disadvantaged social groups. Tracing the recent trends and the consequences of inequality, the Report shows that inequality matters not only for people living in poverty, but also for the overall wellbeing of society at large.
The Report further demonstrates that growing inequality is neither destiny nor a necessary price to pay for economic growth. It explains the consequences of high inequality and further examines the experience of some countries that have defied the general trend and have managed to reduce inequality, showing that policies and institutions can make a difference.
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