Dutch want smaller differences in income

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10 October 2007 , VOORBURG – A majority of the Dutch population wants the differences in income in the Netherlands to be reduced. Women, older people and those with a lower level of education in particular are in favour of this. This emerged from figures which Statistics Netherlands (CBS) published on Wednesday.

10 October 2007
 

VOORBURG  – A majority of the Dutch population wants the differences in income in the Netherlands to be reduced. Women, older people and those with a lower level of education in particular are in favour of this. This emerged from figures which Statistics Netherlands (CBS) published on Wednesday.


According to the National Voters’ Survey that was conducted around the time of the elections of 2006, almost two-thirds of the voters were in favour of smaller differences in income, CBS noted. One in five feels that the differences should be maintained and 13 percent want the differences to be greater.


Women are more often in favour of a fairer distribution of wealth than men. Seven out of ten women want smaller differences in income. With men this is six out of ten.


Older people are more often in favour of making differences in income smaller. Of those between 18 and 25 some 55 percent want a fairer distribution of wealth and among those over 45 that figure is 70 percent.


Differences in income in the Netherlands have remained virtually the same since 2001.

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