L'Humanité in English
Translation of selective papers from the french daily newspaper l'Humanité
decorHome > Society > Inequalities in France

EditorialWorldPoliticsEconomySocietyCultureScience & TechnologySportInternational Communist and Labor Press"Tribune libre"Comment and OpinionBlogsLinks


Inequalities in France

Translated Sunday 19 July 2009, by Karen Grimwade and reviewed by Karen Grimwade

According to the economist Camille Landais, over the 1998-2006 period the 100 richest households (based on a study of 3,500 households) saw their income increase by 42.6%; while for 90% of households this increase did not exceed 4.6%.

Between 1998 and 2005 the 250,000 highest paid wage earners in France (1% of all wage earners) saw their salaries increase by 14%; 29% for the 25,000 highest paid and 51% for the 2,500 major earners (Source: study by Camille Landais.). The highest earning employers in France receive the equivalent of between 80 and 270 years on the minimum wage, without taking into account bonuses, stock-options and other perks.

In the private and semi-public sectors, the average gross salary for women is 18.9% less than that of men and 37% less if we include part-timers. 30.3% of working women have a part-time job compared to 5.8% of men.

(Source: French Observatory for Parity [1].)

Follow site activity RSS 2.0 | Site Map | Translators’ zone | SPIP