Between 1982 and 2010, the incomes of the bottom 90 percent in Canada increased by only 2 percent, but those of the top 0.01 percent increased by 160 percent. Why is income inequality on the rise? The IRPP’s new book, Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, provides an in depth look at the problem and the role of policy in addressing it. In this week’s episode, we spoke with two of the volume’s co-editors, David Green and France St-Hilaire. To access chapters from the book or to purchase it, click here.

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David A. Green
David A. Green is a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia, a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and an international fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.
France St-Hilaire
France St-Hilaire is vice-president of research at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). She oversees the Institute’s research agenda and coordinates projects in economic and social policy, including the project on income inequality in Canada.