The Next Decade

At a conference held May 12 in Amsterdam to celebrate its first 10 years, Wage Indicator outlined its potential for future growth. Speakers’ contributions can be found in The Next Decade.


‘The Next Decade’ is put in perspective by Wiemer Salverda, Chairman of Supervisory Board Wage Indicator Foundation, director University of Amsterdam/AIAS.

‘Wage Indicator as an Organization’ is highlighted by Biju Varkkey and Khushi Mehta, Regional Office Wage Indicator Asia, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. How sustainable is it?

‘The Impact of on the Trade Union Movement’ is qualified by Reinhard Bispinck, Project Manager, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Düsseldorf. Similarly ‘The Effect of on the Argentine Labour Market’ is described by Victor Beker, Regional Office Wage Indicator Latin America, Centro de Estudios de la Nueva Economia (CENE), Buenos Aires.

A look ‘Behind the Screen: same Backbone for Standard, Mobile and Partners’ is given by Huub Bouma, Developer Wage Indicator, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe, Groningen.

‘Why in Belarus is the best’ is motivated by Taisa Bandarenka, Regional Office Wage Indicator NIS countries, Manager Mojazarplata, Minsk. The need for and tips regarding ‘Search Engine Optimization: Brains beat Money’, is underlined by Irene van Beveren, Search Engine Optimizer, Wage Indicator Office, London.

Several contributions highlight the surveys and their potential, i.e. ‘Online Surveys: towards a Global Standard’ by Kea Tijdens, Research Coordinator Wage Indicator, University of Amsterdam/AIAS. ‘The Potential for Global Wage Comparisons’ is indicated by Martin Guzi, Regional Office Wage Indicator Bratislava and Central European Labour Studies Institute, Bratislava. Thirdly the ‘Bias in the Data: so what?’ is treated by Stephanie Steinmetz, University of Amsterdam/AIAS.

The downloadable booklet concludes with minimum and collective wages. ‘Why should Wage Indicator focus on Minimum Wage?’ ask Maarten van Klaveren and Biju Varkkey, University of Amsterdam/AIAS and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. First results with campaigning around minimum wages are presented by ‘ Campaign: Debates and Publicity’, Egidio G. Vaz Raposo, Regional Office Wage Indicator, Maputo and ‘Minimum Wage Trade Union Campaign in Zambia’, by Silvia Chimpampwe, director gender and women, Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW), Lusaka. This section is rounded off with ‘The effect of Collective Bargaining Data Online’ by Saliem Patel, Partner in Wage Indicator Southern Africa, director Labour Research Services (LRS), Cape Town.


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Dragstra, D. (Ed.). (2011). The Next Decade. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Wage Indicator Foundation (EN) (2.6 MB)


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