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


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.