Report of an Investigation Into Defining A Living Wage For New Zealand
Prepared by Peter King and Charles Waldegrave Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit
Commissioned For the Living Wage Campaign. December 2012
This report discusses the income research carried out by the Family Centre Social Policy Research (FCSPRU) to provide an empirical basis for determining the level of a living wage for New Zealand.
The Living Wage is defined as $18.40 per hour for a two-adult, two-child family, based on both adults working, one full-time and one part-time.
“The wage was calculated on a modest household budget where people could buy the basics, spend time with their families and enjoy occasional recreational activities, such as a monthly trip to the movies.” – Charles Waldegrave, of the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit.
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