Tag Archives: Earnings

Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an average of $23,620 for each person in the 141 countries studied by the World Bank Group in a new report released recently. The study, Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in …
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Structure of Earnings Survey

How are earnings distributed in the EU? Notable discrepancies can be observed in the Member States of the European Union (EU) in gross hourly earnings, not only between the 10% of employees earning the least and the 10% earning the most, but also according to the economic activity, with financial and insurance activities being among …
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The World’s Richest Countries

Qatar is the world’s wealthiest country with per capita income of more than $88,000, according to Forbes’ list of the 182 highest-earning nations.  Luxembourg trails in second, with more than $81,000 in per capita income, followed by Singapore in third ($56,700 p.c.i). The Forbes list ranks a trio of politically and economically fragile African nations as …
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The World’s Most Valuable Teams and Athletes

Manchester United remains the most valuable sporting club in the world in spite of the club’s heavy debt, according to Forbes. The second highest global – and top North American franchise – is the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys and the third is The New York Yankees. Real Madrid is in the top 10. Tiger …
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Gender pay gap in the EU

Eurofound has just launched the report, “Pay Developments – 2008.” The study finds that the gender gap between men’s and women’s earnings still persists. On average, women across the EU in 2008 earned over 15% less than men. However, the gender pay gap is wider in the 12 new EU Member States than in the …
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New Study Reveals Female MBAs Earn Less Than Men

(CC) Joshuahoffmanphoto/Flickr New research by Marianne Bertrand, professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and two colleagues from Harvard University, reveals why female MBAs have not performed as well as male MBAs in the job market. The researchers identify three main reasons for the significant and still rising gender gap …
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Prices and Earnings 2008 update

The “Prices and Earnings” survey is published by economists at UBS Wealth Management Research every three years. It presents a global overview of the prices of goods and services, wages, wage deductions and working hours, and the resulting purchasing power in 71 cities on all continents. Oslo, Copenhagen, London and Dublin are the world’s most …
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