Understanding perceived wage effectiveness within the Living Wage definition

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.7/4


This paper aims to discuss the fact that a Living Wage is not just about subsistence, but is also about choice, contingencies and the inter-connections between quality of (paid) work and private life.

Keywords: Quality of working life, Decent work, Human capabilities, Living wage

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to offer an analysis of employees’ own perceived efficiency of income in terms of capabilities.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The argument that economic precarity such as job insecurity and poor work-life balance is a major challenge experienced by the working class.
  2. The fact that pay rates cannot be considered in isolation from working time and working conditions.
  3. The fact that there are clear linkages between job security and work motivation.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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