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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 paper is closed access until 27 October 2018.
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
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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