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  The standard of living of Humboldt County families is important to all county residents
Three income thresholds--minimum wage, subsistence wage, and a proposed living wage, are used to illustrate a variety of different living standards, and to show where Humboldt County households stand in relation to these standards.
The term "living wage" is one that is being used more frequently across the country as communities such as those in Humboldt County try to assess the standard of living of their residents.
Living wage campaigns have been sprouting up across the country in the last few years in response to concerns over the growing inequity in standard of living.
www.humboldt.edu /~economic/LivingWage.htm   (5365 words)

  
 standard of living — FactMonster.com
The evaluation of a standard of living is relative, depending upon the judgment of the observer as to what constitutes a high or a low scale.
Factors such as discretionary income are important, but standard of living includes not only the material articles of consumption but also the number of dependents in a family, the environment, the educational opportunities, and the amount spent for health, recreation, and social services.
While standard of living may vary greatly among various groups within a country, it also varies from nation to nation, and international comparisons are sometimes made by analyzing gross national products, per capita incomes, or any number of other indicators from life expectancy to clean water.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/bus/A0846477.html   (357 words)

  
 Standard Of Living In India - General Information About Indian Economy, Government, Constitution, Education System
The standard of living in India is constantly improving.
Though large disparities exist, the standard of living of the average Indian is slowly but definitely rising and, if current trends continue, will grow to be approximately one third that of the developed world (in PPP dollars) by the middle of the 21st century.
The standard of living in India can range in magnitudes such as limited medical facilities in rural areas to world class medical facilities in the cities.
www.bharatadesam.com /about/standard_of_living_in_india.php   (274 words)

  
  Standard of Living - Raleigh NC Alimony Lawyers, Divorce Attorneys, Spousal Support, Family Law
Standard of Living is one of the factors specifically enumerated in North Carolina's Post separation support and Alimony statutes.
It had long been the rule that the previous standard of living formed, in effect, a "ceiling" with regard to spousal support.
In Barrett the court found that the trial court made explicit findings with respect to the parties' marital standard of living by reviewing the parties' expenditures during marriage, including their incomes, the type of home in which they lived, and the types of family vacations.
www.benderlaw.com /standard_of_living.html   (417 words)

  
 Industrial Revolution and the Standard of Living, by Clark Nardinelli: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library ...
The debate over living standards is important because it represents a place where the critics and defenders of capitalism meet head-on.
Real income is money income adjusted for the cost of living and for the effects of things such as health, unemployment, pollution, the condition of women and children, urban crowding, and amount of leisure time.
Hobsbawm stressed that evidence on consumption also implied that living standards did not rise and may have fallen between 1790 and 1840.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/IndustrialRevolutionandtheStandardofLiving.html   (1840 words)

  
 Jamaica Gleaner - Economic growth and standard of living - Sunday | February 27, 2005
The two areas are (1) wage/salary and compensation and, (2) standard of living and living standard.
But it would be well to deal briefly, with the tendency on the part of some people to confuse the 'standard of living' with the 'cost of living'.
The cost of living is a reflection of the price people have to pay in order to enjoy their life style, or living standard.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20050227/cleisure/cleisure5.html   (1036 words)

  
 Poverty and Welfare - The Right to a Decent Standard of Living
Presently a decent standard of living for older people is a problem for countries in the whole UNECE-region.
Since this situation in countries in the UNECE differs, we ask that in each country concrete criteria for a decent standard of living are defined.
Guarantees for a decent standard of living effect all people: we all hope to grow old with dignity and with good quality of life.
www.aarp.org /research/international/a2002-10-09-uniekbostatement   (757 words)

  
 The Standard of Living - Cambridge University Press
The standard of living: lecture I, concepts and critiques Amartya Sen; 2.
The standard of living: lecture II, lives and capabilities Amartya Sen; 3.
Commoditisation and the standard of living Keith Hart; 6.
www.cambridge.org /asia/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521368405   (223 words)

  
 Standard of living - Czech republic
Living conditions have improved significantly and the accessibility and range of services has virtually reached the standards of the European Union.
Vision of the Czech Republic defines targets of the living standards which are to be reached.
Moreover, the average salary is increasing both in the private and public sectors and the Czech crown continues to strengthen against foreign currencies.
www.czech.cz /en/economy-business-science/general-information/standards-of-living   (388 words)

  
 Standard of living
But the standard of life depends also on the purchasing power of the money earned.
Such a correction reveals that the standard of life in Poland is 49% of the EU average (see Table 7.1)
Even though they are much lower than in the most developed countries in the world, the sums are not insignificant, and they are growing rapidly: according to the Global Wealth 2004 report, published by Boston Consulting Group, the Poles have entrusted financial institutions with USD 98 billion.
www.business.gov.pl /Standard,of,living,77.html   (458 words)

  
 ZNet |Economy | A Necessary Standard Of Living
The raise proposed by Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and others in the Democratic minority would have increased the rate to $6.25 over the next 18 months, but even that meager raise was too much for the hypocritical GOP majority.
More than 130 cities and counties and the District of Columbia have adopted "living wage" ordinances setting minimums as high as $11, but they generally cover only employers doing business with the local government.
The need to provide them a decent living is at least as urgent as the need to rebuild the communities ravaged by Katrina and other recent hurricanes.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=10&ItemID=9255   (821 words)

  
 Cafe Hayek: Standard of Living
Despite all the claims that the middle class is stagnant, most Americans enjoy a dramatically higher standard of living than their parents enjoyed 20 and 30 years ago.
The latest EconTalk podcast is up—a conversation with Robert Lucas on a variety of topics related to growth and standards of living around the world and over time.
Yet gains in living standards have been far less robust than they were during the previous period: median real income was only about 23 percent higher in 2005 than in 1976.
cafehayek.typepad.com /hayek/standard_of_living/index.html   (10756 words)

  
  The Theory of the Leisure Class: V
It is notoriously just as difficult to recede from a "high" standard of living as it is to lower a standard which is already relatively low; although in the former case the difficulty is a moral one, while in the latter it may involve a material deduction from the physical comforts of life.
To accept and practice the standard of living which is in vogue is both agreeable and expedient, commonly to the point of being indispensable to personal comfort and to success in life.
The effect of this factor of the standard of living, both in the way of retrenchment in the obscurer elements of consumption that go to physical comfort and maintenance, and also in the paucity or absence of children, is perhaps seen at its best among the classes given to scholarly pursuits.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/VEBLEN/chap05.html   (2338 words)

  
  EH.Net Encyclopedia: A History of the Standard of Living in the United States
During many years of teaching, I have introduced the topic of the standard of living by asking students to pretend that they would be born again to unknown (random) parents in a country they could choose based on three of its characteristics.
These calculations understate the growing disparity in the material standard of living because several African countries today fall significantly below the average, whereas it is unlikely that they did so in 1820 because GDP for the continent as a whole was close to the level of subsistence.
Americans were very tall by global standards in the early nineteenth century as a result of their rich and varied diets, low population density, and relative equality of wealth.
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/steckel.standard.living.us   (3506 words)

  
 standard of living - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The evaluation of a standard of living is relative, depending upon the judgment of the observer as to what constitutes a high or a low scale.
Factors such as discretionary income are important, but standard of living includes not only the material articles of consumption but also the number of dependents in a family, the environment, the educational opportunities, and the amount spent for health, recreation, and social services.
While standard of living may vary greatly among various groups within a country, it also varies from nation to nation, and international comparisons are sometimes made by analyzing gross national products, per capita incomes, or any number of other indicators from life expectancy to clean water.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc.aspx?id=1E1:stndliv   (758 words)

  
 Wordwizard Clubhouse - standard of living   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I'm interested in finding out when the phrase "standard of living" was first used and when it began to come into wide use.
“The well-educated generally have a high standard of living.” It first appeared in 1903 but was preceded in the late 19th century by ‘standard of life,’ and ‘standard of comfort,’ which continued to be used in parallell for some time afterward.
1903 “The STANDARD OF LIVING in England is an.
www.wordwizard.com /ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17816   (338 words)

  
 Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America Journal of Social History - Find Articles
In Standard of Living, Marina Moskowitz is not interested in the standard, economic-history definition of "standard of living"--that is, a calculation of how much money is required to live in a healthy, comfortable and "decent" manner.
She stresses the fact that the "standard of living"--a decent, proper, healthy, and fiscally responsible lifestyle for families--was as much about cultural ideas and mental habits as it was about the specific goods and services that were used to attain that ideal.
Moskowitz ends by showing how the standard of living, intended to be an unassailably objective statistical tool, was, of course, a construction: a cultural self-perception based equally on social science and advertising.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_2_39/ai_n16016039   (894 words)

  
 Standard of Living - Writings
In much the same way, the term "standard of living" is defined by each person a little differently, yet everybody knows what is meant by it.
An individual standard of living is set according to what the individual believes is necessary to his/her life.
That person's standard of living is having a place to live, something to eat, and enough clothing to be decent and warm.
spikesworld.spike-jamie.com /writings/standardofliving.html   (580 words)

  
 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice
According to a recent Industry Canada study, "A Regional Perspective on the Canada-U.S. Standard of Living comparison," standards of living in Canadian provinces are well behind those of U.S. states, based on data collected from 1992 to 1997.
In one third of U.S. states, the standard of living is more than 25 % higher than the Canadian average, according to the report, and it is more than 50 % higher in Delaware, Alaska, Connecticut and Wyoming.
Standard of living and quality of housing are so closely linked, Canadians may find their home life under further attack in the coming decades.
realtytimes.com /rtcpages/20000808_caliving.htm   (496 words)

  
 Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America Journal of Social History - Find Articles
In Standard of Living, Marina Moskowitz is not interested in the standard, economic-history definition of "standard of living"--that is, a calculation of how much money is required to live in a healthy, comfortable and "decent" manner.
She stresses the fact that the "standard of living"--a decent, proper, healthy, and fiscally responsible lifestyle for families--was as much about cultural ideas and mental habits as it was about the specific goods and services that were used to attain that ideal.
Moskowitz ends by showing how the standard of living, intended to be an unassailably objective statistical tool, was, of course, a construction: a cultural self-perception based equally on social science and advertising.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_2_39/ai_n16016039   (894 words)

  
 Economic Standard of Living - Social Report 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With an adequate standard of living, people are well-placed to participate fully in society and to exercise choice about how to live their lives.
Economic standard of living concerns the physical circumstances in which people live, the goods and services they are able to consume and the economic resources they have access to.
The population with low living standards takes into account the extent people do without things and do not engage in social activities because of the cost, as well as measuring whether people feel their incomes are satisfactory.
www.socialreport.msd.govt.nz /economic-standard-living   (653 words)

  
 THE STANDARD OF LIVING IN CUBA
After 40 years, the economic Standard of Living in Cuba is less than 1% of what it was in the decade of the 50's.
As a Cuban who has lived during the last forty years in the 'North', working among 'Americans', I have run into many situations where friends and acquaintances, once they get to know I was born and raised in Cuba, ask me about 'how things are in Cuba', a theme that seems to have universal interest.
Their reactions to those numbers represent generally significant surprise; then they proceed to mentally figure out the real standard of living in Cuba, since the purchasing power of the dollar is a universal unit used to define the relative position of standards of living throughout the world.
www.amigospais-guaracabuya.org /oagjr002.php   (1094 words)

  
 Standards of Living
There are many different factors that can indicate a "higher" or "lower" standard of living, such as cost of living, population density, gross national product, availability of natural resources or basic individual freedoms.
To learn demographic and economic terms related to a country’s standard of living such as the cost of living, average income, per capita expenditure, unemployment rate, birth, death and population growth rates, population density, GNP, poverty level, pollution level.
If assigned, a group poster comparing standard of living for five countries and three different measures using a ranking formula of the group’s choice can be evaluated using the attached grading rubric.
perth.uwlax.edu /faculty/skala/Standards-of-Living.htm   (1566 words)

  
 Standard of living information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people and the way these services and goods are distributed within a population.
Even among two nations or societies that have similar material standards of living, quality of life factors may in fact make one of these places more attractive to a given individual or group.
However, there can be problems even with just using numerical averages to compare material standards of living, as opposed to, for instance, a Pareto index.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Standard_of_living?redir=1   (426 words)

  
 Standard of Living Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Standard: Selects and uses appropriate customary and metric units of measure for length (including perimeter), area, volume, capacity, time, temperature, and weight/mass.
Standard: Applies standards of American English to: -subject-verb agreement -cases of personal pronouns -pronoun/antecedent agreement -principal parts of verbs -comparisons of adjectives and adverbs.
Standard: Describes how major technological advancements have contributed to the standard of living of the Americas, Europe, and Oceania.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=27148   (1913 words)

  
 GDP and Standard of Living (Student Version)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To see whether the level of GDP adequately reflects the standard of living of an economy, we are going to compare 4 countries.
Check your answers to this with your teacher, and when you are satisfied what factors may affect the standard of living and why, go on to Step 2.
The Penn world data table measure of Standard of living is calculated by taking the level of consumption expenditure, adding the level of government consumption (less military expenditure).
www.bized.ac.uk /learn/economics/development/inequality/standards/student.htm   (623 words)

  
 stdofliving1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Missouri standard of living deduction may be deducted in determining Missouri taxable income of a resident individual unless the taxpayer or his spouse has elected to itemize his deduction as provided in section 143.141.
The Missouri standard of living deduction shall be [the allowable federal standard deduction.] eight thousand six hundred twelve dollars for all taxable years beginning January 1, 2003.
The Missouri standard of living deduction for all taxpayers filing a joint federal income tax return, including a qualified widow/widower, shall be seventeen thousand two hundred twenty-four dollars for all taxable years beginning January 1, 2003.
www.geocities.com /Goodjobs1/stdofliving1.html   (1440 words)

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