WageIndicator Foundation - Living Wage
WageIndicator Foundation aims to assist individual workers and employers with real wage data during negotiations and job search; workers, employers and labour inspectors with comprehensive insight in national Labour Law, and how to comply with the law; and individual workers and employers with problems of daily working life. The national WageIndicator websites function as online, up to date labour market libraries for workers, employers, governments, academics and media alike.
WageIndicator collects data about the cost of living in 140 countries. This data is used to compute a living wage, currently for 119 countries. The Living Wage is specified for family type. In its ‘Wage in Context’ pages, the living wages are compared to the ruling minimum wages and the wages earned by unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers.
|# and type of entity||140 Countries|
|# of metrics disclosed||100+|
|# of data points gathered per entity||N/A|
|Year of first public disclosure||2014|
|Data collection method||Primary field research, Secondary desk research, Crowd-sourcing|
|Data verification method||Crowdsourced: Mechanism for Crowd Accuracy Challenges and Updates|
|Themes evaluated||Living wage, Minimum wages, Wages|
|Vehicle for disclosure||Webpage|
|Cost to access||Free|
|Intended users of the Disclosure||Web visitors, Workers in factories, Unions, NGOs and civil society, Media|