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This book traces the historical evolution of minimum-wage policy and explains how models are used (and misused) by different interests to achieve their particular aims. Minimum-wage policy was initially legitimated as a broader labor-market policy aimed at achieving greater productivity and labor-market stability. As organized labor has declined as a political force in the last twenty years, the nature of the debate has metamorphized into a narrowly focused and often highly technical discussion concerned with specific effects of given specific increases in the minimum wage, such as either relieving poverty or the so-called adverse effects on youth unemployment. This change has coincided with the greatest stagnation of the minimum wage. (view table of contents)

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9780791448557 | State Univ of New York Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $62.50

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9780791448564 | State Univ of New York Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: This book traces the historical evolution of minimum-wage policy and explains how models are used (and misused) by different interests to achieve their particular aims.

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Product Description: The wages of workers are a primary determinant of a worker's standard of living. There has been a long history of governmental action attempting to construct a fair and equitable method of ensuring a living wage to the worker. This book traces the historical developmental process, examining the theory behind minimum wage programs and the first 50 years of the operation of the American Fair Labor Standards Act...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780313264122 | Praeger Pub Text, January 30, 1997, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: The wages of workers are a primary determinant of a worker's standard of living.

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Product Description: What difference does a written constitution make to public policy? How have women workers fared in a nation bound by constitutional principles, compared with those not covered by formal, written guarantees of fair procedure or equitable outcome? To investigate these questions, Vivien Hart traces the evolution of minimum wage policies in the United States and Britain from their common origins in women's politics around 1900 to their divergent outcomes in our day...read more

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9780691034805 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $57.50 | About this edition: What difference does a written constitution make to public policy?

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