In most of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries there has been little or no growth of the middle class between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s, while it rose in the next decade that is from mid-1990s to mid-2000s. In the following decade, from 2006 to 2017, this growth has fallen. Only a few of the OECD members such as Israel and Turkey can boast about having a higher median income than previous decades. While in Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Slovenia and Spain, the median income has become lower in the mid 2010s than it had been in 2008. Therefore, we can say that the median income has fallen in most of the OECD countries. CPPR Research Intern, Arundhathi Jegadeesh writes..
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