living standard

noun

Examples of living standard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Time and time again, research – and reality – show that raising fast-food workers’ pay in California will only lead to higher living standards for workers and a more equitable economy. Justin Wiltshire, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 Billions of people in Asia hope that the now-decades long increase in living standards continues. Fang Ruan, Fortune Asia, 20 Mar. 2024 That living standard, however, varies from city to town and from state to state. Ali Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Feb. 2024 At international conferences, rich countries have pledged to help poorer, lower-emitting ones to raise their living standards sustainably with renewable energy, but the money has fallen short. Gaiutra Bahadur Keisha Scarville, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2024 High food prices will prevail, deterioration in living standards and serious health problems will continue. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 Instead of facing up to the problems of, for example, war, declining living standards, environmental damage, and climate change, right-wing leaders whip up hysteria about threats to patriarchy, traditional families, and heterosexuality. Katha Pollitt, The Atlantic, 25 Mar. 2024 Unsurprisingly, living standards, on average, have fallen since the Conservatives won the last election in Dec. 2019. Associated Press, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2024 Outside of the region, the stories provide readers with an intriguing contrast between the external image of these societies as utopian in terms of happiness, equality, and living standards, and the darker undercurrents that the genre often freely explores. David Nikel, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of living standard was in 1896

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“Living standard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/living%20standard. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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