Wages

ASEAN has a gender pay gap problem

In 2016, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reported that women made up half of all documented migrant workers in ASEAN. These women are normally employed in the care industry and most often are underpaid and certainly undervalued. The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported that one of the significant reasons why the gender gap remains large is because care in most countries almost always fall on the woman. It does not however, mention the perceived i

6 January 2020
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Growing discontent in the Philippines

Money has been tight for the ordinary Filipino this year. Over the past few months, the Philippines has seen its inflation rate rise rapidly. The latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals that the rate of inflation had reached a whopping 6.7 percent in September.

19 October 2018
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A race to close the inequality gap

Item 10 on the United Nations’ (UN) list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is to reduce inequality by 2030. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called income and gender inequality a growing global problem.

11 October 2018
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