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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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