a wage on which it is possible for a wage earner or an individual and his or her family to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
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Origin of living wage
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby living wage
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Example sentences from the Web for living wage
Many states and cities are acting to create higher-wage ecosystems through minimum-wage and living-wage laws and ordinances.Why Didn't Obama Tout How Great the Economy Is Doing?|Daniel Gross|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The living-wage and paid-sick-leave bills that set progressives and labor against Bloomberg?Jack Hidary Waits to Make His Push in New York City Mayoral Race|David Freedlander|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for living wage
a wage adequate to permit a wage earner to live and support a family in reasonable comfort
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