Labour Studies Index

A Family Living Wage for Manitoba

Document type Report
Author Fernandez, Lynne
Author Langridge, James
Author Hajer, Jesse
Date 2017 06 29
Pages 10
URL https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/family-living-wage-manitoba-0

Abstract

Families who work for low wages face impossilbe choices--buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent. The result can be spiralling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems. This reports breaks out the differences in actual costs for single parent and two-parent families in three locations in the province of Manitoba: Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson. And with these real costs proposes a living wage for these families.