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Living Wages Around the World


  • Richard Anker
  • Martha Anker


This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary data.

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  • Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2017. "Living Wages Around the World," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 17350, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:17350

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    1. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2016. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Rural Guatemala, Central Departments (September 2016)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 16-01-05, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    2. Janet C. Gornick & Branko Milanovic & Nathaniel Johnson, 2021. "In Search of the Roots of American Inequality Exceptionalism: An Analysis Based on Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Data," NBER Chapters, in: Measuring Distribution and Mobility of Income and Wealth, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Gerrie W. J. Ven & Anne Valença & Wytze Marinus & Ilse Jager & Katrien K. E. Descheemaeker & Willem Hekman & Beyene Teklu Mellisse & Frederick Baijukya & Mwantumu Omari & Ken E. Giller, 2021. "Living income benchmarking of rural households in low-income countries," Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, Springer;The International Society for Plant Pathology, vol. 13(3), pages 729-749, June.
    4. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2017. "Informe sobre Living Wage: Costa Rica rural, Provincias Limón y Heredia (Mayo 2017)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 17-02-01, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    5. Manoj Thibbotuwawa & Priyanka Jayawardena & Nisha Arunatilake & Neluka Gunasekera, 2015. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Sri Lanka, Estate Sector (December 2015)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 15-01-07, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    6. Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa & Ian Prates Cordeiro Andrade & Marina Barbosa e Silva & Sabrina Bowen Farhat, 2020. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Non-Metropolitan Brazil, State of São Paulo (February 2020)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 20-01-01, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    7. Chen Chuanbo & Cui Xiangyue, 2015. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Urban China, Chengdu (August 2015)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 15-01-05, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    8. M. J. Maleka & C. M. Schultz & L. Hoek & L. Paul-Dachapalli & S. C. Ragadu, 2021. "Union Membership as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Living Wage, Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement," The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Springer;The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), vol. 64(3), pages 621-640, September.
    9. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, "undated". "Living Wage Report - Rural Belize," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 26, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    10. Yandi Yusnandar & B.S. Nazamuddin & Raja Masbar & Abd. Jamal, 2020. "Determinants of labor force participation and its impact on the standard of living of working age individuals in Indonesia, a gender perspective," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 40(2), pages 989-1001.
    11. Carlos Guerrero Medina & Myriam Martínez‐Fiestas & Maria I. Viedma‐del‐Jesus & Jessica Alzamora Ruiz, 2020. "Living wage in the framework of corporate social responsibility: Analyzing its impact on consumer response," Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 27(5), pages 2060-2070, September.
    12. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2017. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Rural Costa Rica, Limón and Heredia Provinces (May 2017)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 17-01-02, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    13. Fédes Rijn & Ricardo Fort & Ruerd Ruben & Tinka Koster & Gonne Beekman, 2020. "Does certification improve hired labour conditions and wageworker conditions at banana plantations?," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 37(2), pages 353-370, June.
    14. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2021. "Living Wage Update Report: Rural Belize (May 2021)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 21-04-08, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    15. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2018. "Living Wage Benchmark Report: Rural Belize (May 2018)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 2018-01-02, Universidad Privada Boliviana.
    16. Koen Voorend & Richard Anker & Martha Anker, 2016. "Informe sobre Salario Digno: Guatemala rural, departamentos centrales (Septiembre 2016)," Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) 16-02-01, Universidad Privada Boliviana.

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