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The living wage differs from the minimum wage in that the latter is set by law and can fail to meet the requirements to have a basic quality of life and leaves the family to rely on government programs for additional income. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs. This is not the same as subsistence which refers to a biological minimum. Needs are defined to include food, housing, and other essential needs such as clothing. The goal of a living wage is to allow a worker to afford a basic but decent standard of living. Due to the flexible nature of the term 'needs', there is not one universally accepted measure of what a living wage is and as such it varies by location and household type.
- Distributism - Distributism is an economic ideology that developed in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century based upon the principles of Catholic social teaching, especially the teachings of Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Rerum novarum and Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo anno.
- Guaranteed minimum income - Guaranteed minimum income, also called minimum income, is a system of social welfare provision that guarantees that all citizens or families have an income sufficient to live on, provided they meet certain conditions.
- Labor market - Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the markets for wage labour.
- Maximum wage - A maximum wage, also often called a wage ceiling, is a legal limit on how much income an individual can earn.
- Minimum wage - A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers. Equivalently, it is the price floor below which workers may not sell their labor.
- Positive rights - Negative and positive rights are rights that respectively oblige either action or inaction. These obligations may be of either a legal or moral character. The notion of positive and negative rights may also be applied to liberty rights.
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- Report Business Leaders and Investors for a Living Wage www
Report and FAQ about living wage from Responsible Wealth, Leaders and Investors for a Living Wage, a project of United for a Fair Economy. Business Leaders and Investors for a Living Wage.
- The Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County (California) www
The main purpose of the coalition is to address the problem of growing income inequality and poverty in its community. Wage Coalition of Sonoma County (California). Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County (California).
- A Campus Living Wage Project www
A collection of interviews and information on campus "living wage" campaigns. Living Wage Project. Includes interviews with student activists and profiles of past campaigns. Campus Living Wage Project.
- A 'Living wage' Laws Gain Momentum Across US www
A new study shows higher incomes from 'living wage' outweigh the cost in job losses. wage' Laws Gain Momentum Across US. From the Christian Science Monitor. 'Living wage' Laws Gain Momentum Across US.
- According NPR : Low-Wage America www
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Low-Wage America, more than 20 million workers earn less than $9 an hour - not enough to buy the basics in some areas. In a series of special reports, NPR's Noah Adams travels throughout the US to profile the low-income workforce, talking with people about their jobs, their families and their hopes for the future. NPR : Low-Wage America.
- Campaign Harvard Living Wage Campaign www
Campaign to eradicate poverty wages at Harvard University. Living Wage Campaign. Includes a comprehensive report on poverty wages at Harvard, with a detailed discussion of the spread low-wage labor on campus, analysis and critique of reforms developed by Harvard, and testimonies of Harvard workers. Harvard Living Wage Campaign.
- Campaign Dane County Living Wage Campaign www
Campaign reports and articles about Dane County's cost of living and wages. Dane County Living Wage Campaign.
- Living Employment Policies Institute - Living Wage Policies www
Living wage resource site including research and an updated list of city proposals. Employment Policies Institute - Living Wage Policies.
- National USAS www
National network of student groups working to end sweatshops and other labor abuses. USAS.
- Proposes Progressive Maryland: Living Wage Campaign www
Proposes self-sufficiency standards and the potential advantages of a statewide living wage. Maryland: Living Wage Campaign. Describes the recent history of local legislation on the issue. Progressive Maryland: Living Wage Campaign.
- Frequently Vermont Livable Wage Campaign www
Frequently asked questions, Livable Wage Campaign, analysis of working incomes, and organizing and actions in the state. Vermont Livable Wage Campaign.
- Long The Jus Semper Global Alliance www
Long term sustainable development through The Living Wages North and South Initiative (TLWNSI), Jus Semper Global Alliance, a corporate social responsibility program for gradual wage equalization. The Jus Semper Global Alliance.
- Human National Labor Committee www
Human rights advocacy group that focuses on the promotion and defense of worker rights. Labor Committee. Educates and involves the public in actions aimed at ending labor abuses, improving living conditions for workers and their families and promoting the concept of a living wage. National Labor Committee.
- An Unemployment Compensation www
An overview of the unemployment insurance program in the United States, Compensation, including benefits paid and federal and state unemployment taxes. Unemployment Compensation.
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Alexa Directory Top Sites: Living Wage Labor
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dmoz.org Directory: Living Wage Labor