Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Free Content The Minimum Income Standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 111.7 kb)
 
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.
No References for this article.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: CONSENSUAL BUDGET STANDARDS; INCOME; LIVING STANDARDS; MINIMUM INCOME STANDARD; POVERTY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 February 2018

This article was made available online on 27 October 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "The Minimum Income Standard as a benchmark of a ‘participatory social minimum’".

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
UA-1313315-21
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more