Career differences main driver of wage inequality

Why does a 55-year-old worker earn on average around 40 percent more than a 25-year-old? Is there a link between average wage growth and rising wage inequality? Many answers to these fundamental questions have so far remained ...

Artificial intelligence, the future of work, and inequality

One of the most spectacular facts of the last two centuries of economic history is the exponential growth in GDP per capita in most of the world. Figure 1 shows the rise (and the difference) in living standards for five countries ...

Gender pay gap is hurting productivity

Narrowing the wage gap between men and women would not only deliver equal income, but boost Australia's long-term productivity, research shows.

Higher wages for UK's lowest paid improve productivity

A far-reaching new study has provided the most compelling evidence yet that the introduction of the National Minimum Wage significantly increased productivity in tens of thousands of UK companies over the decade since it ...

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