Fair Wage

Women’s health and financial instability: Poverty affects choices
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Women’s health and financial instability: Poverty affects choices

The Center for Community Solutions, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank focusing on health, social, and economic issues in Ohio, has concentrated on research, analysis, and advocacy to improve the wellbeing of Ohioans for the last 110 years. Angela Maher, Research Associate for The Center for Community Solutions, says that its success lies in its connection…

Social needs and social risks: How environmental factors affect health

Social needs and social risks: How environmental factors affect health

“In the United States, structures have been created to benefit those who are in power,” which means that people who are not in power face additional hardships that can affect their health, says Tiffany White. White is the Health Programs Manager, Healthy Communities Program, Cincinnati Health Department. She facilitates the Live-Work-Play Cincinnati Coalition. “Live-Work-Play is…

What is a fair wage?
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What is a fair wage?

In the wage debate, you’ll hear different descriptors of wages: fair wage, minimum wage, living wage, poverty wage. Each of these has different meanings and connotations. Poverty wage is pretty easy to figure out. If you make a poverty wage, you are working full time and still fall below the poverty line.  Minimum wage is…