Labour market change

Concept and practice of a living wage

Report
Actualizado
03 Diciembre 2018
Publicado
30 Noviembre 2018
Formatos
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumen

A living wage has been defined as a measure of income that allows an employee a basic but socially acceptable standard of living. In recent decades, living wage initiatives have emerged in a small number of mainly English-speaking countries, including the UK and Ireland. These initiatives have developed in response to the inadequacy of income for many working households reliant on existing statutory minimum wage rates. They set out a methodology for calculating a wage that would allow wage earners and their dependents to live with dignity, in line with the fair wage provisions set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights adopted in 2017. This report aims to provide policymakers with a practical guide to the living wage concept. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    72
    Reference No: 
    EF18064
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1784-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-05-18-073-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/980038
    Catalogue info

    Concept and practice of a living wage

    A living wage has been defined as a measure of income that allows an employee a basic but socially acceptable standard of living. In recent decades, living wage initiatives have emerged in a small number of mainly English-speaking countries, including the UK and Ireland. These initiatives have developed in response to the inadequacy of income for many working households reliant on existing statutory minimum wage rates.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF180641
    Catalogue info

    Concepto y práctica de salario digno

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    El salario digno se ha definido como una medida de la renta que permite a los trabajadores un nivel de vida básico pero socialmente aceptable. En las últimas décadas han surgido iniciativas relativas al salario digno en un pequeño número de países principalmente anglófonos, entre ellos el Reino Unido e Irlanda. Estas iniciativas se han desarrollado en respuesta a la insuficiencia de ingresos de muchos hogares trabajadores que dependen de los salarios mínimos legales vigentes. Establecen una metodología para calcular un salario que permita a los asalariados y a las personas dependientes vivir con dignidad, de conformidad con las disposiciones sobre salario justo establecidas en el Pilar Europeo de derechos sociales adoptado en 2017. El objetivo del presente informe es proporcionar a los responsables políticos una guía práctica sobre el concepto de salario digno.

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