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Jim Stanford's new book is titled "The Wages Crisis in Australia"

Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics edits new book on the wages crisis in Australia

Jim Stanford's new book is titled "The Wages Crisis in Australia: What it is and what to do about it"

Nov 30, 2018

"Australian wage growth has decelerated in recent years to the slowest sustained pace since the 1930s. Nominal wages have grown very slowly since 2012; average real wages (after adjusting for inflation) have not grown at all. The resulting slowdown in personal incomes has contributed to weak consumer spending, more precarious household finances, and even larger government deficits....

This new collection of 20 essays by leading labour market experts and commentators in Australia explores the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to this problem.  The book is published by University of Adelaide Press. The book was launched in Melbourne on 29 November, with remarks from Natalie James, former Commonwealth Fair Work Ombudsman and Chair of the Victorian Inquiry Into the On-Demand Workforce."

For more information regarding the details of the book, please visit the Centre for Future Work.

Congratulations to Jim and his co-editors on this achievement.