Book Launch: Living Wages Around the World by Richard and Martha Anker
Presented by Global Living Wage Coalition and NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Wages are the main determinant of living standards for the vast majority of workers and families around the world. Richard Anker and Martha Anker's groundbreaking new publication Living Wages Around the World: Manual for Measurement describes a new methodology to measure what constitutes a decent but basic standard of living and how much workers need to earn to afford this.
The Global Living Wage Coalition and NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service would like to invite you to an active discussion with Richard Anker and Martha Anker on the Anker methodology, and the ways it is being put to use to help workers move toward earning a living wage.
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About the Authors and the GLWC:
Senior Research Fellow, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, formerly with the International Labour Organization
Martha Anker, Independent Researcher, formerly of the World Health Organization and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US.
The Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC), brings together seven of the world's most influential voluntary sustainability standards: Fairtrade International, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), GoodWeave International, Rainforest Alliance (RA), Social Accountability International (SAI), Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN)and UTZ , in its partnership with the ISEAL Alliance, and world-renowned living wage experts Dr. Richard Anker and Ms. Martha Anker. Together, the GLWC works to produce accurate and transparent living wage estimates and reports as a way of assisting standards, brands, buyers, retailers, labour groups, producers, and governments to work together to make wage improvements at the primary production level possible. With the publication of this manual on the Anker Methodology of Living Wage measurement, there is an unprecedented opportunity to measure living wages that are accepted by the variety of players involved in living wage issues, and to lead cooperation and shape discussions about worker needs and wage levels around the world, to achieve progressive improvement in wages towards a living wage globally.