Publication The Fall of the Middle Class?

On 14 February 2018 The Netherlands Scientific Counicl for Government Policy (WRR) published The Fall of the Middle Class? Stability and Vulnerability in the Middle Segment of Society.

Main policy recommendations

It was presented during the seminar The Fall of the Middle Class in Europe? A Dutch and French Perspective in an international setting in Brussels. At the seminar France Stratégie and the WRR shared their views on the state of the middle class in both France and The Netherlands.

The main policy recommendations of the report are:

  • Promote greater certainty in the labour market
  • Invest in education and training
  • Preserve the redistributive effect of the welfare state
  • Support for families.