publication . Article . 2016

In search of income reference points for SLCA using a country level sustainability benchmark (part 2): fair minimum wage. A contribution to the Oiconomy project

Pim R. Croes; Walter J. V. Vermeulen;
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  • Published: 28 Jan 2016 Journal: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, volume 21, issue 3, pages 363-377 (issn: 0948-3349, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Purpose: This paper is part 2 of our twin articles on income reference points for social life cycle assessment (SLCA). The purpose of this article is to provide a well-founded fair minimum wage standard, which enables the determination of the preventative costs for the impact category of unfair prices for labour in preventative costs-based SLCA. Methods: A five-step procedure was followed, comprising of (1) definition of the impact category and characterization factor, (2) a literature survey on standards and practices on fixing of minimum and living wages, (3) our proposal of a fair minimum wage based on the principles set in ILO conventions, the $2 World Bank ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Science(all), ESCU, Fair wage, Minimum wage, Oiconomy, Poverty, Social LCA, Standard, Sustainability, article, climate change, educational status, family size, gross national product, human, human rights, life cycle assessment, life expectancy, political system, priority journal, racism, self employment, sexism, social care, social life cycle assessment, social participation, unemployment, violence, working time, workman compensation, General Environmental Science
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