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Living wage policy resources

Resources from the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology

What is it

Authored by Mendiola T. Calleja, Ateneo de Manila University


Impact For Individuals

Authored by Rosalind Searle, University of Glasgow &
Ishbel McWha-Hermann, University of Edinburgh


A Checklist for Managers

Authored by Andrea Werner: Middlesex University London


The Importance of Supply Chains

Authored by Divya Jyoti & Bimal Arora, Aston University


How to Engage Informal Workers in Work Restructuring Programs

Authored by Anna Kallschmidt

If you remember from our first post, Project GLOW has partnered with the United Nations to use organizational science to address the Sustainable Development Goals…but what has the GLOW community contributed since then? GLOW researcher Dr. Charles Tchagneno’s recent dissertation research contributes to these goals by  investigating how people in developing countries decide to engage in programs that will help them leave low-wage jobs.  Continue reading How to Engage Informal Workers in Work Restructuring Programs

How to Justify Higher Wages

Authored by Anna Kallschmidt

Can the interests of laborers and management align on the same minimum wage?

Recent work by GLOW Researchers Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Donald Jay Bertulfo, Jose Antonio R. Clemente, and Ma. Ligaya M. Menguito in the Philippines are supporting national movements  to shift from “minimum wages to “living wages.” In the Philippines, 26.3% of people live in poverty. Additionally, workers’ groups are emphasizing that minimum wage is not allowing them to utilize their capabilities or live a quality life. However, Silvestre Bello III, the Secretary of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment, has expressed that higher wages can only be justified if they balance the interests of labor and management.  Continue reading How to Justify Higher Wages

How to Fight Poverty with Organizational Science

Authored by Anna Kallschmidt

Poverty is such a pervasive global issue that research by the PEW Research Center found that 71% of the globe lived on under $10 a day in 2011. With such a overwhelming percentage, it can be difficult to know where to even begin in fighting it. However, if you’re an organizational scientist, the United Nations and Project GLOW have a list of objectives for eradicating poverty around the world.

Project GLOW (Global Living Organisational Wage), is a global network of researchers initiated by Dr. Stuart Carr at Massey University in New Zealand. GLOW researchers aim to answer the question, is there a global living wage that permits people, communities, and organizations to thrive Continue reading How to Fight Poverty with Organizational Science