Calculating the Percent of Households Earning a Living Wage to Monitor Progress for Achieving SDG 8



With the support of the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI) and Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance — Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI), Baltimore developed a comprehensive set of localized indicators for achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals in Baltimore. Among the indicators is a “living wage” measure, which was developed by MIT. Learn more about the process of calculating this measure in this brief.


Written by
Amanda Davis, PhD, Research Associate, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore