Topics Right to reasonable standard of living

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Grants individuals the right to a standard of living that sustains human dignity. May also refer to adequate well-being, suitable existence, or life worthy of a human being.


Rights and Duties


compensation; remuneration; salary; social security; wage

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for a right to an adequate or reasonable standard of living?