Project GLOW : Global Living Organisational Wage

The heart of this project is one foundational question - using Purchasing Power Parity, Is there a Global Living Wage that enables people, organisations and communities to prosper and thrive?

This project provides the opportunity for researchers to join forces to collaborate on a single, major, innovative, international, interdisciplinary, inter-generational, applied research project on the topic of a global living organizational wage. It includes current work on the Living Wage and its links to poverty reduction through Sustainable Livelihood and Decent Work.

A research group identified as End Poverty and Inequality Cluster (EPIC) exists within the School of Psychology at Massey University and is the nominal site of this collaborative research project.  It is closely supported in this project by Massey University’s MPOWER unit (Massey People, Organization, Work and Employment Relations) and the Global Organization for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GoHWP).

Our goal is to help fill a vacuum on living wages as a largely organizational-level policy that may make a real difference to human and organizational development.  This aim chimes especially but not exclusively with the wider United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in particular with:  SDG 1 – Eradicating poverty in all its forms everywhere; SDG 8 – promoting Decent Work that meets people’s everyday aspirations and values; SDG 10 – ending inequality; and SDG 16 – partnership for development.

A world view

This video captures the spirit of Project GLOW as an expanding and increasingly high profile network of scholars and activists working to eradicate poverty.

Recent publications

Carr, S., J. Parker, J. Arrowsmith, J. Harr, & Jones, H. 2017. Humanistic management and living wages: a case of compelling connections? Humanistic Management Journal 2(1). doi:10.1007/s41463-016-0018-y

Carr, S.C., Parker, J., Arrowsmith, J., & Watters, P.A. (2016). The Living Wage: Theoretical integration and an applied research agenda. International Labour Review, 155, 1-24.

Carr, S.C., Parker, J., Arrowsmith, J., Watters, P.A., & Jones, H. (2016). Anti-poverty living wages: Evidence from New Zealand. Labour and Industry, 26, 24-39.

Policy briefs

Statement submitted by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. (Project-GLOW, 2016).The Sustainable Development Goals need to build a Social and Business Case for Living Wage. CSocD55_UN2016.pdf (185 KB)

Collaborating researchers of Project GLOW

The map below lists current collaborators in Project GLOW.

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