BTC POLICY BASICS: Measuring a "Living Wage"

By Alexandra Forter Sirota & Sabine Schoenbach
Budget & Tax Center

North Carolina and national living wage models can help in establishing a way to measure what constitutes a living wage—what a worker must earn to afford basic needs without public or private assistance—for your community. What follows is an outline of a few of the most common measures used for local living wage laws or certification programs.

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