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Title: The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'
Authors: Davis, Abigail
Hirsch, Donald
Padley, Matt
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Policy Press
Citation: DAVIS, A., HIRSCH, D. and PADLEY, M., 2017. The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (1), pp.19-34.
Abstract: The Minimum Income Standard (MIS), a method for constructing minimum household budgets based on public consensus, helps to operationalise Townsend's concept of a 'participatory social minimum'. Since 2008 MIS has tracked changes in the contents and cost of minimum baskets of goods and services. The article reflects on aspects of this research: the living standard that MIS represents, how consensus is reached and its record of providing consistent results over time. Understanding these features allows policy makers, practitioners and analysts to use the results of MIS appropriately, alongside other research, to benchmark the success of measures to promote adequate incomes.
Description: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version DAVIS, A., HIRSCH, D. and PADLEY, M., 2017. The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (1), pp.19-34. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X15087736009278
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1332/175982717X15087736009278
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26704
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X15087736009278
ISSN: 1759-8273
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