living wage

  

Definition

That allows a family to meet its basic needs, and provides it with some ability to deal with emergencies, without resorting to welfare or other public assistance.

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  • In order to live outside of my parent's ho,e. I had to earn a living wage, so I could support myself and my wife.

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  • The living wage was the highest in the nation in this city so that effected everything and the system functioned well.

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  • The United States' Government has been attacked on many occasions for the fact that most states' minimum wage is not an appropriate or even viable living wage.

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