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9780880994576 | W E Upjohn Inst for, June 30, 2014, cover price $55.00

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9780880994569 | W E Upjohn Inst for, June 30, 2014, cover price $35.00

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By Noah Berlatsky (editor)

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9780737757422 | Greenhaven Pr, February 17, 2012, cover price $33.80

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9780737757415 | Greenhaven Pr, February 17, 2012, cover price $48.80

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In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, the author works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

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9781587243684 | Large print edition (Wheeler Pub Inc, January 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, the author works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.
9780805063882 | Metropolitan Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

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9780312626686 | 10 anv edition (Picador USA, August 2, 2011), cover price $16.00
9780805088380 | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, June 24, 2008), cover price $15.00
9780805063899 | Reprint edition (Owl Books, May 1, 2002), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

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9780606260008 | Demco Media, December 1, 2002, cover price $22.35 | About this edition: In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

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9781439558324 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 4, 2008), cover price $23.00
9781417618583, titled "Nickel And Dimed: On Not Getting By In America" | Turtleback Books, May 1, 2002, cover price $25.75 | About this edition: In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

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The American Dream used to include a white picket fence, 2.2 kids, and a dog. In todayÕs frantic world, itÕs . . . well, letÕs be honestÑitÕs quite different. But what would happen if you did have the nerve to quit your white-collar job? Prioleau Alexander can tell you: He walked away from a lucrative career as an advertising executive, seeking a life Òlike that dude on Kung Fu.Ó Over the next year he worked minimum-wage jobs as a pizza deliveryman, ice cream scooper, construction worker, ER tech, fast food jockey, and even cowboy on a Montana dude ranch. In YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT?, Prioleau explores life at minimum wage and proves unequivocally that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

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9781559708647, titled "You Want Fries with That?: A White-collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage" | Arcade Pub, April 10, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The American Dream used to include a white picket fence, 2.

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9781611450453, titled "You Want Fries With That?: A White-Collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage" | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, May 1, 2011), cover price $14.95
9781559709019, titled "You Want Fries With That?: A White-collar Burnout Experiences Life at Minimum Wage" | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, July 30, 2010), cover price $13.99

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9780262141024 | Mit Pr, December 31, 2008, cover price $42.00

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9781422123119, titled "Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce" | Harvard Business School Pr, May 12, 2010, cover price $29.95

When most people think of policies designed to help the poor, welfare is the first program that comes to mind. Traditionally welfare has served individuals who do not work—hence much of the stigma that some attach to the program. An equally important strand of American social policy, however, is meant to support low-wage workers and their families. In Boosting Paychecks, Daniel Gitterman illuminates this often neglected part of the American safety net.Gitterman focuses on two sets of policy instruments that have been used to aid the working poor since the early twentieth century: the federal tax code and the minimum wage. The income tax code can be fine-tuned in many ways—through exemptions, deductions, credits, changing tax brackets and rates—to alter the amount of income workers are left with at the end of the day. In addition, it interacts with the minimum wage to determine the economic well-being of many lowincome households. Boosting Paychecks analyzes the partisan politics that have shaped these policies since the New Deal era, with particular attention paid to the past three decades. It also examines the degree to which they have succeeded in lifting low-wage workers and their families out of poverty.Forging a new political bargain that balances labor market flexibility with security for poor working families is one of the most critical challenges facing government today. Boosting Paychecks sheds new light on the scope of this challenge and the political constraints and opportunities policymakers face.

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9780815702856 | Brookings Inst Pr, December 1, 2009, cover price $49.95

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9780815703082 | Brookings Inst Pr, December 1, 2009, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: When most people think of policies designed to help the poor, welfare is the first program that comes to mind.

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9780470438282 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, April 20, 2009, cover price $24.95

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9780470466377 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, April 13, 2009, cover price $24.95

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In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States. Communities around the country frequently debate new proposals of this sort. Additionally, as a result of ballot initiatives, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing nearly 70 percent of the total U.S. population, maintain minimum wage standards above those set by the federal minimum wage.In A Measure of Fairness, Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Stephanie Luce assess how well living wage and minimum wage regulations in the United States serve the workers they are intended to help. Opponents of such measures assert that when faced with mandated increases in labor costs, businesses will either lay off workers, hire fewer low-wage employees in the future, replace low-credentialed workers with those having better qualifications or, finally, even relocate to avoid facing the increased costs being imposed on them.The authors give an overview of living wage and minimum wage implementation in Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to show how these policies play out in the paychecks of workers, in the halls of legislature, and in business ledgers. Based on a decade of research, this volume concludes that living wage laws and minimum wage increases have been effective policy interventions capable of bringing significant, if modest, benefits to the people they were intended to help.

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9780801445583 | Ilr Pr, February 1, 2008, cover price $83.95

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9780801473630 | Ilr Pr, February 1, 2008, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States.

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9780875866017 | Algora Pub, June 30, 2007, cover price $33.95

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9780875866000 | Algora Pub, June 30, 2007, cover price $24.95

By John A. Bishop (editor), John P. Formby (editor) and Hoseong Kim (editor)

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9780444520296 | Emerald Group Pub Ltd, November 30, 2005, cover price $144.99

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For over a decade, policy makers have emphasized work as the best means to escape poverty. However, millions of working Americans still fall below the poverty line. Though many of these “working poor” remain mired in poverty for long periods, some eventually climb their way up the earnings ladder. These success stories show that the low wage labor market is not necessarily a dead end, but little research to date has focused on how these upwardly mobile workers get ahead. In Moving Up or Moving On, Fredrik Andersson, Harry Holzer, and Julia Lane examine the characteristics of both employees and employers that lead to positive outcomes for workers.Using new Census data, Moving Up or Moving On follows a group of low earners over a nine-year period to analyze the behaviors and characteristics of individuals and employers that lead workers to successful career outcomes. The authors find that, in general, workers who “moved on” to different employers fared better than those who tried to “move up” within the same firm. While changing employers meant losing valuable job tenure and spending more time out of work than those who stayed put, workers who left their jobs in search of better opportunity elsewhere ended up with significantly higher earnings in the long term—in large part because they were able to find employers that paid better wages and offered more possibilities for promotion. Yet moving on to better jobs is difficult for many of the working poor because they lack access to good-paying firms. Andersson, Holzer, and Lane demonstrate that low-wage workers tend to live far from good paying employers, making an improved transportation infrastructure a vital component of any public policy to improve job prospects for the poor. Labor market intermediaries can also help improve access to good employers. The authors find that one such intermediary, temporary help agencies, improved long-term outcomes for low-wage earners by giving them exposure to better-paying firms and therefore the opportunity to obtain better jobs. Taken together, these findings suggest that public policy can best serve the working poor by expanding their access to good employers, assisting them with job training and placement, and helping them to prepare for careers that combine both mobility and job retention strategies.Moving Up or Moving On offers a compelling argument about how low-wage workers can achieve upward mobility, and how public policy can facilitate the process. Clearly written and based on an abundance of new data, this book provides concrete, practical answers to the large questions surrounding the low-wage labor market.

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9780871540577 | Russell Sage Foundation, February 1, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For over a decade, policy makers have emphasized work as the best means to escape poverty.

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9780871540560 | Russell Sage Foundation, December 30, 2006, cover price $14.95

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9780801442872 | Ilr Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $45.00

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9780801489471 | Ilr Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $27.50

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This well-documented brief demonstrates that both poverty and excessive economic inequality are inimical to the maintenance of a healthy republic, and notes that providing a living wage is not only fair, but is superior to any other public policy such as cash transfers (or the Earned Income Tax Credit) in the effort to fight poverty. Societies have always struggled to determine what is right in providing for those at the low end of the economic spectrum; now that America has seen an enormous gulf open between those with the most and those with the least, the question becomes a campaign issue and a frame for how we define America's values. What is the difference between a minimum wage and a living wage, a fair wage and a just wage? How are they the same and how do they differ? Citing case studies and statistical analyses, the author explores the root causes of inequality and poverty, and compares efforts in the United States and the UK to address those problems. He considers what the principal religions have to say about poverty and inequality, and traces the evolution of the "just wage" tradition. In a review of American policy, he shows that the idea of a living wage was central to policy initiatives promoted by early advocates of the welfare state. In the wake of clear failures of the welfare system as it now stands, he urges we focus our attention again on the living wage, a promising instrument for economic justice and a means of contributing to general prosperity as well. Material conditions in America make it appealing to people the world over, and anything we do to make it a better place makes it more so. But that is fulfilling our history, from the Puritan wish to "build a city on a hill" forward. Should we reject expanding freedom of speech or building better schools because that might attract more immigrants? No. And we need to adopt a living wage for everyone who works in this country.

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9780875863047 | Algora Pub, June 1, 2004, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: This well-documented brief demonstrates that both poverty and excessive economic inequality are inimical to the maintenance of a healthy republic, and notes that providing a living wage is not only fair, but is superior to any other public policy such as cash transfers (or the Earned Income Tax Credit) in the effort to fight poverty.

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9780875863023 | Algora Pub, July 1, 2004, cover price $28.95
9780875863030 | Algora Pub, March 1, 2004, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: This well-documented brief demonstrates that both poverty and excessive economic inequality are inimical to the maintenance of a healthy republic, and notes that providing a living wage is not only fair, but is superior to any other public policy such as cash transfers (or the Earned Income Tax Credit) in the effort to fight poverty.

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Poems deal with friendship, patience, dreams, brothers and sisters, love, growing up, holidays, and animals.

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9780060284596, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Harpercollins Childrens Books, June 1, 2001, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Poems deal with friendship, patience, dreams, brothers and sisters, love, growing up, holidays, and animals.
9780060234300, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Harpercollins Childrens Books, July 1, 1975, cover price $11.31

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9780590410946, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Reissue edition (Scholastic, January 1, 1988), cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Poems deal with friendship, patience, dreams, brothers and sisters, love, growing up, holidays, and animals
9780912846149, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Bookstore Pr, June 1, 1973, cover price $5.00

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9780060284589, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Harpercollins, June 1, 2001, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Poems deal with friendship, patience, dreams, brothers and sisters, love, growing up, holidays, and animals.
9780060234317, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 1975), cover price $13.89 | also contains The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy | About this edition: From the team that brought us A Hole Is To Dig, here's another romp through the wild and wonderful imagination of children.

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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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An assessment of the impact of the 'living wage' legislation passed in a number of U.S. cities shows how it has improved the lives of the working poor and demonstrates its relatively low cost for employers (view table of contents)

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9781565844094 | New Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: An assessment of the impact of the 'living wage' legislation passed in a number of U.

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9781565845886 | New Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $15.95

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9780060234317, titled "I'll Be You and You Be Me" | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 1975), cover price $13.89 | also contains I''ll Be You and You Be Me | About this edition: From the team that brought us A Hole Is To Dig, here's another romp through the wild and wonderful imagination of children.

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