Posted November 03, 2018 06:03:10 By Daniel CopleyThe average Australian high school graduate now has a $24,000 salary in the US and a $23,000 pay packet in Australia.
A study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the average Australian male is earning $42,000, while the average female is earning a little less than $26,000.
It shows that a female high school diploma in Australia can cost more than a male one, although it is the best-paying job in the country.
But, in a country that prides itself on being a middle-class country, we are also one of the most unequal countries in the world, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Australia ranks just ahead of the US on the OECD’s “Gini coefficient”, a measure of income inequality that measures how much the top 20 per cent of a country’s population get.
The United States is ranked 5 out of 20, while Australia is ranked 21st.
The OECD said in a statement that it was not surprised by the US’s high pay.
“This is not surprising given that the United States has the most extensive welfare system, while most OECD countries lack the same,” the OECD said.
“However, the OECD has made clear that the inequality gap should not be interpreted as a function of income distribution but as an issue of inequality.
As a result, we have long argued for more redistributive policies that encourage the most effective use of government resources.”
It said it was “extremely disappointing” that the US had a high proportion of people in the top one per cent earning more than the average middle-income adult.
“Our research has shown that the gap between the highest and lowest paid is much larger in the United Kingdom and Australia,” the statement said.
“These countries also have higher educational attainment levels than the US, so they should be considered more equitable in terms of their pay and benefits.”
According to the OCE, Australia is one of only three countries that has the lowest proportion of adults with no qualifications.
We have a much smaller proportion of young people with no experience, the report said.
But it also found that a higher proportion of Australians with no degree or high school diplomas earned less than those with a college degree.
While it is not a surprise that a male high school degree is more expensive than a female one, it is an issue that has been raised in Australia as a result of a rise in the cost of diplomas and college degrees in recent years.
One reason why the number of women with no diploma has been growing, said Dr Laura Jones, a researcher at the Australian National University, is that they have been more likely to have jobs where they are needed more than men.
Jones said the problem was partly due to women’s preference for career-oriented occupations, which are seen as less stressful than more traditional jobs such as teaching or caring for the elderly.
Dr Jones said the government should be focusing on increasing the proportion of female high-school graduates and encouraging them to go into jobs where the job is more rewarding and involves more of a social skill.
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