From Principles to Practice: A Method for Identifying Income Sufficiency When Applying International Legal Standards

22 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2018

See all articles by Sanjay G. Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy

The New School - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 20, 2018

Abstract

This paper gives content to the idea of a minimum income as reflected in ILO conventions and recommendations. We also aim to provide some practical guidance as to how such minima can best be operationalized. The practical purpose of this analysis is to define a reference income level that canplay a role in defining adequate levels of social protection benefits, as discussed in ILO standards.

Keywords: Income Sufficiency, Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Guaranteed Income, Poverty, ILO Conventions, ILO Standards, Labor Standards, Social Minimum, Social Norms, Economic and Social Rights

JEL Classification: K31, K32, I3, I31, I32, I38, J8, J80, J89

Suggested Citation

Reddy, Sanjay G., From Principles to Practice: A Method for Identifying Income Sufficiency When Applying International Legal Standards (May 20, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3229464 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3229464

Sanjay G. Reddy (Contact Author)

The New School - Department of Economics ( email )

Room 1116
6 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
21
Abstract Views
155
PlumX Metrics
!

Under construction: SSRN citations will be offline until July when we will launch a brand new and improved citations service, check here for more details.

For more information