(also subsistence wage)
Definition of subsistence level in English:
A standard of living (or wage) that provides only the bare necessities of life.
- At the same time, the wealthier citizens are called upon to take an active, personal role in alleviating poverty and elevating the poor above the bare subsistence level provided by entitlements.
- If the poorer peasantry were living at a bare subsistence level those with larger holdings, along with the landlords, were doing well from what has been described as a trade boom.
- Hence, if their wages were to rise, the ensuing increase in population would soon return wages to their subsistence level.
Definition of subsistence level in:
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