The Living Wage: In the Public Interest? Increasing the Quality of Life for Families and Communities

Jan 01, 1996 | by
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This report explores the relationship among minimum wage income, government subsidies, and workers' tax contributions. The report provides a snapshot of current minimum wage income relative to basic need household expenses and includes relevant income-tested government entitlement subsidies. A companion snapshot for a living wage1 provides a point of comparison.