Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes.
The Conversation10.5 MB (download)
Australia needs to increase productivity in different ways because at the moment living standards are low compared to past years.
Research shows that Roma and other EU migrants don't come to the UK for state benefits.
Pay transparency laws are the latest effort to eliminate the still-yawning gap between the salaries of men and women. Do they work?
Australia's wage growth has been sluggish, but the reasons are more complex than they seem.
Was Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, right to say that evidence shows better pay for truck drivers will improve safety?
Falling homeownership rates, stagnant wages and diminishing retirement savings mean that for more and more Americans, the middle-class dream is slowly dying – if it's not already gone.
Plans to stop universal credit payments in favour of a 'national living wage' will not address the long-standing poverty of many people in paid employment.
The Coalition government will retain power if it can convince both business and voters it understands Australia's economic challenges.
Energy and resources minister Josh Frydenberg said recently that the latest employment figures show extremely strong job growth, the greatest Australia's had since 2006. Is that right?
Three of our regular writers offer their thoughts on the key economic issues and themes in the new year.
Young people's transition to work is prolonged and highly precarious. An entry-level job becomes a career, savings become subsistence, weekend shifts become lifelines. It doesn't have to be this way.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Treasurer Joe Hockey doesn't believe Sydney housing is unaffordable. The data suggests otherwise.
Inflation-adjusted wages for most private-sector workers are the highest since 1979.
The South African Reserve Bank is a fine example of clear communication of the decision whether to hold, increase, or decrease interest rates. It also gives clear signals of future decisions.
School enrolment rates in sub-Saharan Africa have increased markedly in recent years, but it is failing its newly educated young by not creating jobs commensurate with their education.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
New research shows there's no evidence to justify blaming high youth unemployment on high wages.