Wage inequality

Alternate Term Label:
Income inequality
Wages inequality
Working paper

Wage growth distribution and changes over time: 2001-2018

The results in this research suggest that wage growth inequality between employees is relatively independent of where the economy is in the business cycle, and that the differences between employees are more substantial than the year-to-year variation.
Report

Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency

This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

State of the nation report

The State of the Nation Report 2020 looks back on one decade and forward to a brand new one. This report looks at five specific areas of social wellbeing and measures outcomes that impact on the wellbeing of the communities, whānau and individuals.
Report

A profile of creative professionals

This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...
Report

Under pressure: the squeezed middle class

The middle class has shrunk in most OECD countries, says this report, as younger generations face growing economic pressure. While almost 70% of baby boomers were part of middle-income households in their twenties, only 60% of millennials are today.
Submission

Submission to the Fair Work Commission re National Minimum Wage

In their submission to the Fair Work Commission's Annual Wage Review 2018–19, the Council calls for an increase in the national minimum wage, and untying it from the wage relativity structure.
Submission

Minimum wage submission 2019

ACOSS's submission to the Fair Work Commission's 2018–19 review of minimum wages discusses the links between minimum wage levels and poverty and equality, arguing for a substantial increase, regular benchmarking and ongoing consultation with stakeholders.
Working paper

Policy, demography and market income volatility: what was shaping income distribution in Australia between 2002 and 2016?

Through an extended decomposition framework, this paper estimates the effect of four main components (policy, demography, market income and other factors) on the year-over-year changes in income inequality in Australia between 2002 and 2016.
Report

A fair go for all Australians: urgent action required

This report is the result of a roundtable involving 32 experts and politicians, including former Labor Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and Federal Greens Leader, Richard Di Natale.
Working paper

How computer automation affects occupations: technology, jobs, and skills

This paper investigates basic relationships between technology and occupations. Building a general occupational model, I look at detailed occupations since 1980 to explore whether computers are related to job losses or other sources of wage inequality. Occupations that use computers grow faster, not slower. This...