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Why have wages stagnated in many developed countries

Geoff Riley

9th March 2016

Unemployment rates have seen a welcome fall in many developed countries as economies have recovered from the last recession. But for millions of people, the real value of pay packets has been flat or falling.

In this edition of the BBC radio programme The Inquiry - first broadcast in March 2016 and presented by the economist Linda Yueh, we hear from experts in the three largest economies to have suffered flat wage growth in recent years: Japan, Germany and the USA.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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