wage-earning

IPA: wˈeɪdʒʊˈɝnɪŋ

adjective

  • working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
  • of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers

Examples of "wage-earning" in Sentences

  • A wife with a nonthreatening wage-earning job eased the economic burden.
  • It is even less accessible to women trying to make ends meet in wage-earning positions, or doing unpredictable shift work.
  • And the rapid rise in long-term unemployment is a portrait of human loss, the outline of human beings cast out of productive, wage-earning lives into an existence of hopelessness and deprivation:
  • I'm not about to say goodbye to my most essential wage-earning tool for another month, so I enact the process of ordering one by phone through Best Buy Partsearch, still covered by warranty, at least until June.
  • This underappreciated arm of the government mission is "To improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment."
  • While, a small portion of the middle class has been able to accumulate capital, others have experienced a decrease in their quality of life as they have joined the ranks of the wage-earning classes who make up the majority of the population.
  • And "families" are increasingly defined as mothers and children, without men for wage-earning or protection; the men are gone, as the result of war, genocide, and HIV/AIDS in many regions of Central and West Africa, as well as many parts of India, for example.
  • According to the committee that drafted the ADC provision in the law, it was “designed to release from the wage-earning role the person whose natural function is to give her children the physical and affectionate guardianship necessary not alone to keep them from falling into social misfortune, but more affirmatively to rear them into citizens capable of contributing to society.”

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