As the poor increase, the middle class is disappearing | Japan

Despite the third-highest income Gini coefficient among G7 nations, income inequality has not been a big issue in Japan yet.

In fact, its Gini index hasn’t changed for decades, especially after adjusting for the population shift to the elderly, who tend to have higher inequality.

By reading our research briefing, you will learn:

  • How the Japanese-style employment system affects income distribution
  • How income has declined across the income percentiles
  • The Changing income distribution before and after the
    bubble bursting

Topics: Japanification

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