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Evaluating the impact of the Glasgow living wage.

Dutton, Matthew; Raeside, Robert; Chen, Tao; Mazza, Tiffany

Authors

Tao Chen

Tiffany Mazza



Abstract

The Living Wage (LW) is perceived by some to be a social and economic good. The beneficial aspects of implementing a LW is to increase employee pay, reduce household poverty and mitigate against in work poverty. Other benefits would be to enhance morale, engagement and commitment of staff and to increase the value added to the local economy. However, there are dissenters who argue that the LW can lead to lack of competitiveness and job losses. The purpose of this report is to assess the evidence of the benefits or otherwise of adopting the LW, in the context of the City of Glasgow.

Report Type Technical Report
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Oct 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Living wage; employee pay; household poverty; in work poverty; local economy;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7203