This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: the race. Those who have more
money, or at least enough to support themselves are further ahead in the race, but the people living at
minimum wage are constantly having to catch up. Many people are not meeting the living wage and are
suffering financially. Living wage is the necessary income that people need in order to survive throughout their lives. This means that people need a certain amount of money per month in order to provide food
for themselves and their families, purchase clothing, and having a roof over their heads. The living wage
in Santa Rosa is $10.69 for an adult, $22.69 for an adult and a child, $26.31 for an adult and two
children, and the living wage continues to rise as the number of children each adult has increases.
Healthcare support is $13.37 in Rohnert Park, which adds on to expenses. (livingwage.mit.edu) The
government promotes living wage by “promoting social justice in society.” (www.fordham.edu)
Businesses are asked to “pay their employees a living wage—a wa...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course POLS 200 taught by Professor Johnkramer during the Fall '12 term at Chapman University .
- Fall '12