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Dwayne Johnson named world's top earning actor as Hollywood pay gap laid bare

Dwayne Johnson named world's top earning actor as Hollywood pay gap laid bare | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Forbes’ annual list shows former wrestler’s earnings to be almost $20m more than Jennifer Lawrence, the world’s highest-paid female actor.

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The results of a recent study, by ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies, on gender inequality in wages was referenced in this article.

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Gender pay gap must be closed

Gender pay gap must be closed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are less valuable than men – it’s a fact. Now before you start wishing for the seven rings of Hell to be rained down upon me, please remember that I’m just the messenger here. Instead, I’m afraid you’ll have to vent your wrath on society at large.

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The article discusses new findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed

The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Findings indicate wage gap between higher-educated men and women has not changed in almost 20 years

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The findings were compiled from research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales

Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Welsh Government’s flagship job creation programme – Jobs Growth Wales – has quietly halved its subsidy to participating employers from 100% of young people’s wages to 50%.

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The article refers to a report co-written by the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

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Is the wage gap between expats and locals a function of the market – or plain old discrimination?

Is the wage gap between expats and locals a function of the market – or plain old discrimination? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to a recent study by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), a UK governmental body, there is a significant gap in wages in lower-income countries, with expats making 400-900 percent more than their local counterparts.

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This study was funded by the ESRC.

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EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE

EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research blames 2008 recession for lower real salaries rather than rise in foreign workers, adding they paid more into UK economy than they took out

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as female non-graduates

Women with degrees earn three times as much as female non-graduates | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There's a '£13,200' graduate premium for women according to a study published today - and £14,500 for men

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Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent

Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study found couples could earn thousands more - almost as much as having a degree - just by sticking with their partner. 

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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study.

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The truth on pay - far more people are now enjoying real wage rises

The truth on pay - far more people are now enjoying real wage rises | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron is wrong to call on businesses to boost wages, and not just because it reflects a misguided view on how the free market works

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Article cites Simon Briscoe, Deputy Chair of the ESRC-funded UK Data Service governing board

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Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women

Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Weekly pay for British men since 2008 has fallen 9 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent for women once inflation is taken into account, analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows.
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Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied

Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Permanent low pay threatens to overtake us, with the Treasury, hit by lower tax receipts, facing an ever-rising benefits bill

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The article cites Steve Machin, research director at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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Private sector wages accelerate

Private sector wages accelerate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Private sector pay packets are on track to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, a report suggests.

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The article refers to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings)

Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
First comparison including both salary and pensions reveals a huge gulf between state workers and those in the private sector
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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There are easy ways to solve the gender pay gap

There are easy ways to solve the gender pay gap | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Why do British women earn on average 18 per cent less than British men?

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Article about the recent findings published by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Paylesser France's comment, August 25, 5:10 AM
good question ? May be it's a political problem ;)
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The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it

The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.” So said Theresa May in her first statement as prime minister. She was, sadly, right.

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Comment by Director Paul Johnson on the Institute for Fiscal Studies' latest research findings.

 

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Mothers' pay lags far behind men

Mothers' pay lags far behind men | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The article explains research findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Gap between graduate and non-graduate wages 'shows signs of waning'

Gap between graduate and non-graduate wages 'shows signs of waning' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
IFS says substantial difference in earnings is likely to decrease in future as more people pursue higher education
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EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE

EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The rapid increase in migration from other EU countries has not had an adverse impact on the wages and job prospects of UK-born workers, according to research by the London School of Economics.

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The LSE's Centre for Economic Performance is funded by the ESRC.

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Expat wages up to 900% higher than for local employees, research shows 

Expat wages up to 900% higher than for local employees, research shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A survey of 1,300 local and expat workers found a wage gap that ranges from 400-900% and causes significant resentment among local workers

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Article cites research from the project Add-Up which is funded by the joint DFID-ESRC Scheme for Research on International Poverty Reduction

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research from the IFS, Cambridge and Harvard also suggests graduates’ gender pay gap is less than official figures say

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Over half of Brits unhappy with their salary

Over half of Brits unhappy with their salary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Shop assistants, lawyers and catering workers are particularly unhappy with their pay, according to a report.

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The article cites findings from a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain

Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Institute for Fiscal Studies claims almost all groups have seen real wages fall following financial crisis
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Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar

Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mobility tsar says Britain is on verge of being permanently divided between haves and have-nots as young miss out on recovery...

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Pensions keep public sector pay 17 per cent ahead of private sector

Pensions keep public sector pay 17 per cent ahead of private sector | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public sector workers still earn 17 per cent more than their private sector counterparts, researchers claim.

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