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Date: 2024-06-19 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0300-SS-WAGES

STREAMS / STRANDS / STREAMS
INCOME / WAGES
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Endemic Low Wages GO TOP
Why have profits and prices gone up and wages not kept pace?

There are many reasons.
One of the reasons is that decisions about investment and allocation of resources are made using profit potential is the dominant metric. This has been true for a very long time, and certainly has prevailed since the beginning of the industrial revolution and modern market driven capitalist economics.

With this metric there must be a market that supports prices that are higher than costs, and the costs must be minimized and this means that payroll / wages for workers are minimized. Investments get made when price minus cost shows there will be a profit ... but there is no equivalent calculation available for workers and their decisions about working.

Legislation about minimum wages and work place conditions do not change the underlying market forces. It is not at all clear whether macro-economic conditions drive micro-economic decisions or vice versa ... but it is clear that there has been a lot more success for for-profit companies during the last fifty years than there has been success for their workers!


Living Wage Benchmark Reports GO TOP

Living Wage Benchmark Reports
Ethiopia 2017
Horticulture / Export Flowers
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/wages/GLWC-Ethiopia-Living-Wage-Benchmark-Report.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ethiopia-Living-Wage-Benchmark-Report

Ghana-017
Banana Production ... Report
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/wages/GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Report.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Report
Ghana-017
Banana Production ... Living Wage infographic
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/wages/GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Inforgraphic.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Inforgraphic

Payroll GO TOP
Banana Production ... Living Wage infographic

GPA (Global-Payroll-Association) report for 2017
Among the biggest challenges that many global and in-country payroll professionals face are the sheer complexity of local regulations and a lack of access to a single international payroll software system to help automate such complexity away ... But times are now starting to change.

'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Payroll/Global-Payroll-Association-GPA-White-Paper-2017.pdf'
Open PDF ... Global-Payroll-Association-GPA-White-Paper-2017

Low wages in the supply chain GO TOP
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A living wage in Australia's clothing supply chain ...
Estimating factory wages as a share of Australia’s retail price
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A Living Wage in Australia’s Clothing Supply Chain ...
Estimating factory wages as a share of Australia’s retail price
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/deloitte-au-economics-living-wage-australias-clothing-supply-chain-291017.pdf'
Open PDF ... deloitte-au-economics-living-wage-australias-clothing-supply-chain-291017

Excessive CEO pay GO TOP
EPI-top-ceos-make-300-times-more-than-typical-workers
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/Executive-Remuneration/EPI-top-ceos-make-300-times-more-than-typical-workers.pdf'
Open PDF ... EPI-top-ceos-make-300-times-more-than-typical-workers

Coal Wages -v- Total Wages GO TOP
USA ... Annual Coal Mining Wages vs. All Industries, 2013
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/Annual-Wages-by-State--Coal-Mining-vs-All-Industries-2013.pdf'
Open PDF ... Wages-by-State--Coal-Mining-vs-All-Industries-2013

Taxation -v- Wages GO TOP
EPI-Report-Cutting-corporate-taxes-will-not-boost-American-wages-2017.pdf
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/EPI-Report-Cutting-corporate-taxes-will-not-boost-American-wages-2017.pdf'
Open PDF ... EPI-Report-Cutting-corporate-taxes-will-not-boost-American-wages-2017.pdf
EPI-summary-of-the-Raising-Americas-Pay-initiative-2014.pdf
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/EPI-summary-of-the-Raising-Americas-Pay-initiative-2014.pdf'>
Open PDF ... EPI-summary-of-the-Raising-Americas-Pay-initiative-2014
GLWC ... Make Up of the Living Wage
GLWC-Ethiopia-Living-Wage-Benchmark-Report.pdf
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/GLWC-Ethiopia-Living-Wage-Benchmark-Report.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ethiopia-Living-Wage-Benchmark-Report
GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Infographic.pdf
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Infographic.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Infographic.pdf
GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Report.pdf
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Wages/GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Report.pdf'
Open PDF ... GLWC-Ghana-Living-Wage-Report

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