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Global wage report 2014/15: Wages and income inequality

The Global wage report 2014/15 presents both the latest trends in average wages and an analysis of the role of wages in income inequality. The first part of the report shows that global wage growth in recent years was driven by emerging and developing economies, where real wages have been rising since 2007 although wage growth slowed in 2013 compared to 2012. The second part of the report turns to the role of wages in income inequality. Inequality has become the subject of growing interest in recent years across the world, and there has been a realization that growing inequality not only undermines social justice objectives, but can also have adverse economic consequences.The report also shows that lower-income groups rely disproportionately on social transfers or income from self-employment.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Global wage report 2014/15
  • Labor
  • Minimum wage
  • Worker rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Christmas Island
  • Timor-Leste
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) ILO (staff)
ISBN number 978-92-2-128664-6
Publication place Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher Document and Publications Production, Printing and Distribution Branch (PRODOC)
Publication date 2015
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General note

The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and thereby contribute to universal and lasting peace. The ILO is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only tripartite United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting decent work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating “real world” knowledge about employment and work.

Date uploaded February 9, 2016, 09:14 (UTC)
Date modified April 14, 2016, 05:51 (UTC)