The Living Wage and Human Rights Studies


The Living Wage and Human Rights Studies



Faith Mary Gill, Melissa F. Moore, Emily Grace Puebla


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HRS 200



For this assignment, our team project will be taking on the topic of living wages. We will be taking on the goals from the UN that cover Decent Work and Economic Growth, as getting paid a living wage comes with what would be qualified as "decent work". A living wage would also help support economic growth. We would also aim to address Goal 10: Reduced inequalities, Everyone getting paid a living wage will help support the separation of inequality among social classes. One of the main questions we will hope to address is, “Does everyone at UD have a living wage / how many hours would a student have to work to pay for tuition." Our team's research focus will be on the University of Dayton. We will do research on different types of faculty and if they earn a living wage. Research is important because it gives us the information we need to come to a conclusion. Without research we would not know the answers to our questions and therefore could not advance our knowledge on the issues at hand. Research is a tool to achieve the set forward UN goals. We also will try and develop a better understanding of how much a student would have to work at given wages to pay off their tuition. We will utilize the university archives, online information, and our interview to gather information for our project. We will summarize this information in a podcast.

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Course Project

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Caroline Anne Waldron

Primary Advisor's Department



Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

The Living Wage and Human Rights Studies