The Minimum Wage: A Reference Handbook: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 01.12.2015 - 354 Seiten

Minimum wage inspires debate among many Americans—from advocates who consider it beneficial to the poor and middle class to those who feel it leads to greater unemployment. This comprehensive overview examines the history, policies, and key players in the minimum wage arena and discusses the various controversies that have surrounded it. Author Oren M. Levin-Waldman presents a balanced approach to the topic, shedding light on legitimate evidence from both sides of the argument and debunking claims based on ideology, partisanship, and distortions of data.

The book presents an historical overview from the early 20th century through the present day, exploring the various legal issues, benefits, and potential problems of low-wage labor markets. Contributions from key economists along with profiles of seminal figures and organizations present a variety of different perspectives and show the expanse of political, economic, and academic involvement in marshaling effective solutions. The content features informative data, resources for further action, a helpful chronology, and a thorough glossary.

 

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1 BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
3
2 PROBLEMS CONTROVERSIES AND SOLUTIONS
57
3 PERSPECTIVES
121
4 PROFILES
163
5 DATA AND DOCUMENTS
225
6 RESOURCES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
285
7 CHRONOLOGY
323
Glossary
337
Index
343
About the Author
353
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Oren M. Levin-Waldman, PhD, is professor of public policy in the school for public affairs at Metropolitan College of New York.

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