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

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
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST