Problem

Discriminatory wage scales


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Non-comprehensive wage scales
Biased wage scales
Disproportionate salary scales within countries
Unfair salary scales
Inequitable range of salaries
Incidence:

In the UK, for example, the person earning the highest corporate salary earns as much in a day as the person earning the lowest salary earns in a year. From 1980 to 1989, salaries of company directors rose by up to 856% in the UK at a time when the less privileged were exposed to reductions of: state pensions for a retired couple from 43.3% of average earnings to 32.7% (for a single person, from 27 to 20.5%); unemployment benefits from 21.5 to 16.3% for a single person; industrial benefit from 27.7 to 20.5 for death; maternity (34.7 to 25.2% for a couple; and invalid care allowance from 26 to 19.6% for a couple).

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 19:27 CEST