Saturday, October 12, 2013

MIT's Living Wage Calculator

A professor at MIT, Dr. Amy Glasmeier, has created a website to compute the living wage in any city in the US.  The living wage calculator is here. The site computes a wage required to feed, clothe and house 1 adult and 1 child in that location.  It also calculate the poverty wage and displays the minimum wage.  Finally, the site also displays typical salaries for different job in that location to show which ones earn more than the living wage.

The site as updated in 2012.

Dr. Glasmeier works in the Geography department, has also mapped out poverty in the US. The US poverty maps are here. Very little has changed in applichia and the deep south between 1960 and the year 2000.


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