Students who plan to get more education than is required for the career they hope to have end up earning higher salaries as a result, a new analysis shows.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
New calculations suggest middle earners will earn less over their lives if compulsory super is ramped up from 9.5% of salary to 12% as scheduled.
The Conversation's distinguished panel predicts unusually weak growth, dismal spending, no improvement in either unemployment or wage growth, and an increased chance of recession.
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.
Paying wages directly would be an Australian first, and far from ideal.
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
Refusing to own any particular set of figures, which is what Labor has done – apart from passing nods to assessments that suit its case - is risky.
American employers routinely violate workers' rights. A Bernie Sanders presidency could change that.
A Labor government would boost the lowest wage that could be paid under a 457-style visa, crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers, and ensure businesses looked to local people first.
Boosting productivity isn't enough, no matter how much you do it.
Women make about 81 cents for every dollar a man earns, little changed in recent years. Could more pay transparency change that?
Jenny Macklin on inequality and Labor values
In this podcast she tells The Conversation a Labor government would fix "one of the worst" problems of the NDIS by abolishing the cap on the number of staff that could be employed in the agency.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
Australian evidence backs up the governments contention that immigration boosts rather than cuts living standards.
What if we were part-paid in something that was like shares in the firm we worked for, except better. It might give us better pay rises.
Employment Minister Mathias Cormann has let the cat out of the bag. The government has been trying to supress wages.
Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.