Dataset: LFS - Decile ratios of gross earnings

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Concepts & Classifications

Concepts & Classifications

Key statistical concept

Key statistical concept

This dataset contains three earnings-dispersion measures - ratio of 9^{th}-to-1^{st}, 9^{th}-to-5^{th} and 5^{th}-to-1^{st} - where ninth, fifth (or median) and first deciles are upper-earnings decile limits, unless otherwise indicated, of gross earnings of full-time dependent employees. The dataset also includes series on:

- the incidence of low-paid workers defined as the share of full-time workers earning less than two-thirds of gross median earnings of all full-time workers;
- the incidence of high-paid workers defined as the share of full-time workers earning more than one-and-half time gross median earnings of all full-time workers;
- gender wage gap unadjusted and defined as the difference between median wages of men and women relative to the median wages of men.

The indicators of:

- Decile ratios of gross earnings
- Gender wage gap (unadjusted)
- Age wage gaps
- Incidence of low- and high-pay

are based on gross earnings of full-time employees by earnings deciles (upper limits) reported in the OECD Distribution of earnings database. The most common earnings pay reporting periods are weekly and monthly earnings of full-time employees for 30 out of 37 countries. It refers to hourly earnings for five other countries and annual earnings for the remaining two countries. The distinction between full-time and part-time is according to national definitions as reported in the data sources are documented in the metadata appearing next to each country.

This dataset contains three earnings-dispersion measures - ratio of 9^{th}-to-1^{st}, 9^{th}-to-5^{th} and 5^{th}-to-1^{st} - where ninth, fifth (or median) and first deciles are upper-earnings decile limits, unless otherwise indicated, of gross earnings of full-time dependent employees. The dataset also includes series on:

- the incidence of low-paid workers defined as the share of full-time workers earning less than two-thirds of gross median earnings of all full-time workers;
- the incidence of high-paid workers defined as the share of full-time workers earning more than one-and-half time gross median earnings of all full-time workers;
- gender wage gap unadjusted and defined as the difference between median wages of men and women relative to the median wages of men.

The indicators of:

- Decile ratios of gross earnings
- Gender wage gap (unadjusted)
- Age wage gaps
- Incidence of low- and high-pay

are based on gross earnings of full-time employees by earnings deciles (upper limits) reported in the OECD Distribution of earnings database. The most common earnings pay reporting periods are weekly and monthly earnings of full-time employees for 30 out of 37 countries. It refers to hourly earnings for five other countries and annual earnings for the remaining two countries. The distinction between full-time and part-time is according to national definitions as reported in the data sources are documented in the metadata appearing next to each country.