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living wage

n.
A wage sufficient to provide minimally satisfactory living conditions.

living wage

n
(Economics) a wage adequate to permit a wage earner to live and support a family in reasonable comfort

liv′ing wage′


n.
a wage on which it is possible to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Translations

living wage

nsalario sufficiente per vivere
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They became villeins, in short--serfs bound to the soil by a living wage.
All she demanded from New York for the present was that it should pay her a living wage, and to that end, having studied by stealth typewriting and shorthand, she had taken the plunge, thrilling with excitement and the romance of things; and New York had looked at her, raised its eyebrows, and looked away again.
The fact is there are employers out there in Wales who can afford to pay living wages, but aren't.
The fact is there are employers out there in our region who can afford to pay living wages, but aren't.
d e of In a major speech on Tuesday to mark Living Wage Week, Mr Miliband will say: "The Tories are indifferent to millions of families being locked into a permanent cycle of low PSAN Living wages and poverty.
Similarly, in Britain many leading public and private sector employers pay living wages to both their direct and contract employers.
In China, Mexico and increasingly Central America and South and South East Asia producing-companies often from yet some other country pay below living wages to mostly female workers herded into appalling, cramped dormitories and factories.
Nonprofits, think tanks and labor activists argued that Wal-Mart would never pay living wages.
Living wage supporters argue that government and companies that make money from government contracts or tax breaks ought to make a living wage the standard for paying their workers, and that living wages ought to be an explicit goal of local economic policy.
This article introduces the issue of living wages and examines how it impacts the procurement function, which brings practical application to the policy.
Artificial living wages won't solve real people's problems.
For example, Oakland abandoned a city-subsidized retail project because tenants wouldn't agree to pay a living wage; the city replaced it with a telecommunications company that would pay living wages and not require a subsidy.