Poverty occurs when people don’t have enough money. This video from an American left/labour think-tank points out that maybe we think poverty is far more complex, mysterious and unresolvable than it is.
Escape plan: understanding who progresses from low pay and who gets stuck
Resolution Foundation – at their site is a series of papers on pay & social difficulty in the UK
A town each in Canada, Scotland and New Zealand share the name Hamilton. On poverty and wages they appear to speak the same language. Minimum wages are not enough in these places to fully participate in life and keep individuals healthy through proper housing and living conditions. Those participating in this internet discussion, recorded this afternoon, explain their take on living wages as the preferred approach to pulling people who work out of poverty.
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When Parliament resumes the NDP intend to propose a minimum wage law for federal employees designed to bring working people out of poverty. Great to see a major politician advocating for economic justice. Especially right after the Tories ratified a nightmare of a trade agreement with China that gives away the shop.
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Meet the woman behind Ikea’s living wage calculator
marketplace.org – audio 5:43
See also: (476) Calculating a living wage
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Minimum wage survey 28-page .pdf file
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