The Paradox of Belgian Inequality Studies: Belgium Less unequal than others?

BE-PARADIS is a 4-year research project (16/12/2019 – 15/03/2024), by the University of Leuven, the University of Antwerp and the ULB, and funded by BELSPO. The project is motivated by the consistent lower measurements of inequality in Belgium than for most other OECD countries, and by Belgium's absence from the World Inequality Database.

Project objectives

  1. To highlight and quantify the relative importance of different drivers in the evolution of inequality and poverty in Belgium.

  2. To align Belgium with the international research agenda and its output in the form of DINA’s (Distributional National Accounts).

  3. To enlarge and deepen the conceptual framework of distributional analysis by going beyond mere household disposable income.