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Title: The living wage
Authors: Hirsch, Donald
Valadez, Laura
Keywords: Living wage
Income floors
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Agenda Publishing
Citation: HIRSCH, D. and VALADEZ, L., 2017. The Living Wage. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing.
Abstract: The "living wage" is an old idea that has experienced a dramatic resurgence of political popularity in recent years. The underlying logic of the concept is quite clear: it is a wage that provides workers with enough income to live on at some level considered adequate. However, in practice the term has become blurred with that of the "minimum wage" and in its implementation it has lacked a consistent meaning despite being widely used as a campaigning slogan. This short primer traces the origins of the concept of the living wage and seeks to explain the current rise in its fortunes as an economic instrument with a social objective. It examines its impact on labour markets and wage levels, explores how it has been applied, and assesses whether it is an effective measure for raising living standards. It offers a broad-ranging analysis of the debates, policy developments and limitations of wage floors in developed economies and will appeal to a wide readership in economics, public policy and sociology, as well as those working in non-profit and non-governmental organizations.
Description: This book is in closed access.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24045
Publisher Link: http://www.agendapub.com/books/political-economy?view=title&id=18
ISBN: 9781911116455
9781911116462
9781911116479
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Social Sciences)

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