What is economic well-being for women?
A woman's satisfaction with how well her needs are being met; including access to healthy food, shelter, care for herself & her dependents, income and belonging within a community.
A Living Wage:
The living wage idea is that hard working people should be able to earn a decent, basic standard of living and not be living in poverty.
Find out more about the living wage concept and related initatives in BC at the link below:
What is a "living wage" on the Sunshine Coast?
Recent calculations estimate that people living on the Sunshine Coast need to work full-time, earning at least $18.80 per hour, in order to have a reasonable income or a "living wage".This estimate is based on two full-time working adults in the household with two children, aged 4 and 7 yrs.
For more information about the "living wage" please see:
- "Working for a Living Wage" On the Sunshine Coast, Julie Clark - SCRD staff report
- Living Wage - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- Watch Video- How does a lack of living wage affect real people? - The Tyee
More information about Women and Economic Well-Being:
- Statistics Canada: Women and Economic Well Being
- A Video about Women and the Global Economy: Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics "In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed productive. Waring maps out an alternative vision based on the idea of time as the new currency". National Film Board