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The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'

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posted on 28.09.2017, 08:44 authored by Abigail DavisAbigail Davis, Donald HirschDonald Hirsch, Matt PadleyMatt Padley
The Minimum Income Standard (MIS), a method for constructing minimum household budgets based on public consensus, helps to operationalise Townsend's concept of a 'participatory social minimum'. Since 2008 MIS has tracked changes in the contents and cost of minimum baskets of goods and services. The article reflects on aspects of this research: the living standard that MIS represents, how consensus is reached and its record of providing consistent results over time. Understanding these features allows policy makers, practitioners and analysts to use the results of MIS appropriately, alongside other research, to benchmark the success of measures to promote adequate incomes.

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Published in

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Volume

26

Issue

1

Pages

19 - 34

Citation

DAVIS, A., HIRSCH, D. and PADLEY, M., 2017. The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (1), pp.19-34.

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© Policy Press

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

22/09/2017

Publication date

2017-10-27

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version DAVIS, A., HIRSCH, D. and PADLEY, M., 2017. The minimum income standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (1), pp.19-34. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X15087736009278

ISSN

1759-8273

eISSN

1759-8281

Language

en