Increase of graduates; decrease of early school leavers

Economists who worked on a study of the inequality of employment between 2005 and 2018 said there had not been an increase in inequality. The survey carried out by the Malta Centre for Employment Studies was based on the dynamic of Inequality in Malta.

The study showed there had not been an increase in inequality but changes had been brought about by demography and the economical-social status of people.

The study was commissioned by the Malta University Centre for Studies. It showed that over this 13 year period the education level of family members had risen and thus generated more income and therefore meant a higher level of education and this led to better salaries and work conditions.

Over the same years there was also an increase in Graduates and a decrease of those who left school early. The study also showed that the Government’s social intervention helped to decrease employment inequality.

The study was carried out by economists Melchior Vella and Gilmour Camilleri and was presented in an online conference.  They said that various factors had affected inequality in employment. One of these was population demographic changes which was significant. However, differences in income between the sexes and the type of work offered may have affected instances of inequality.

The study analysed statistics by the National Office of Statistics covering 2005 to 2018.