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Resource Estimating a living wage: A methodological review
Type Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Last update: 10/08/2016
Type: Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Language English
Year of publication: 2011
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Summary Publication of the International Labour Office by Richard Anker.
The paper embarks on a comprehensive and critical review of the definitions and measurement methods of a living wage that have been used across the world by a range of– from international organizations to cities, NGOs and companies – in the past
decade. For each methodology, the corresponding assumptions and parameters are critically appraised. Based on this review,suggestions are put forward about possible ways to improve the estimation of a living wage and come up with a standard methodology.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 331 Trade  
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
5. Decision makers/Policymakers