Tag Archives: labour demographics

New Zealand population trends, 1950-2100

Population trends

Source: Exploring Population Trends from 1950 to 2100 | Health Intelligence.

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Jobs in the US economy as a percentage of total.

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Female labour force participation rate, workers aged 65 to 69, US, UK, Australia and New Zealand since 1960

The phased increase in the eligibility age for the New Zealand old pension from 60 to 65 from the mid-1990s obviously carried through to the labour force participation of women over 65 as well.

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Data extracted on 05 Feb 2016 05:13 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

Female labour force participation rate, workers aged 60 to 64, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand since 1960

The increase in the eligibility age from the age of 60 to the age of 65 for the old age pension in New Zealand clearly sparked an explosion in female labour force participation between these ages.

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Data extracted on 05 Feb 2016 04:49 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

The 35 year old American woman, 1970-2010

Gender pay gap at age 25-29, OECD countries @GreenCatherine

The gender pay gap in New Zealand rounds down to zero for women in their mid-20s!

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Source: Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now – OECD 2012.

Some demographics of middle-class wage stagnation

What group has by far the lowest jobless rate?

This chart shows how Americans spend every single minute in the average day

via via This chart shows how Americans spend every single minute in the average day – The Washington Post.

Relatively few work long hours in the Nordic countries!

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Gender wage gaps for tertiary educated and high school educated full-time workers in Anglo-Saxon countries

In another blow for the inherent inequality of bargaining power between workers and employers, and for the patriarchy, the wage gap is larger for tertiary educated female full-time workers aged 35-44 than it is for female full-time workers who just finished high school.

Figure 1: gender wage gap for mean full-time, full-year earnings for tertiary educated workers aged 35 – 44, 2012

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Source: OECD family database.

To add insult to injury, the gender wage gap further tertiary educated female workers is quite large in the USA but quite small for high school graduates.

Figure 2: gender wage gap for mean full-time, full-year earnings for  below upper secondary educated workers aged 35 – 44, 2012

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Source: OECD family database.

Canada seems to be a bit of a patriarchal hellhole while New Zealand does pretty well in gender wage gaps.

The gender gap  in figure 1 and in figure 2 are unadjusted and calculated as the difference between mean average annual full-time, full-year earnings of men and of women as a percentage of men’s earnings.

Male labour force participation has been in a long-term decline