Workers are more productive than ever and earning the same amount. So shouldn't they be working less?
Treasurer Scott Morrison recently asserted that an increase in profits is a prerequisite for wages growth. But is his position supported by data?
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable claims there is no evidence that immigration impacts wages. Is he right?
Austraila’s minimum wages now operate in relative isolation. Until the 1990s they were part of an inter-connected system.
There are two ways that international competition can reduce wages. Both are effects of globalisation.
Data shows that growth in total CEO pay has outstripped average Australian wage growth in every year of the last five years. But perhaps we need to look more closely.
The costs of casual work are now outweighing the slim benefits in wages (and even those are not as much as they used to be).
The sentiment of business leaders has remained positive and improved over the past 12 months according to our analysis.
Nearly one in five employed Americans is bound by a contract restricting moves to rival companies. Here's one way to make those arrangements less common.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
The experience of Australia's first century shows that it's possible to achieve fast growth, and at the same time, a reduction in inequality.
Building negotiating power is crucial for anyone looking to ask for a pay rise. But for those who can't, perhaps it's the employers' responsibility to ensure fair compensation.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.
Crucially, they differ in how they are calculated and the ages of workers that they apply to.
The budget was extraordinary in many ways. It is an abandonment of restraint on taxes by a liberal government. It is nakedly populist and it also acknowledges that government debt can be productive.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims they do. Two academics assessed the facts.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
There are economic arguments to be had for ensuring an appropriate rate of growth of real wages.