Should Britain have a more equal pay structure?
BBC Radio 4 is starting a series looking at how much people are paid. Are you worth your wage?
Pay is very much in the news at the moment. From bankers' bonuses to pay freezes and pay strikes, everyone is concerned about what they earn. One influential book says pay inequality worsens everything from health to violence.
The prime minister has asked a commission to investigate a 20:1 ratio between top and bottom earners in the public sector.
This week, Radio 4 is examining these questions in its Can Pay, Will Pay series.
As a society, do people broadly get paid the right amount - too much, or too little? Should we aspire to greater equality, and if so how could it be achieved? Would a ratio between top and bottom pay be a good thing? Are executives worth their huge pay packets?
Can Pay, Will Pay, is on Radio 4 at 0900 BST on Thursday 16 September, and on Friday 17 September.
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