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by Mark Brenner,Stephanie Luce,Jeannette Wicks-Lim,Robert Pollin

Download A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States ePub
  • ISBN 0801473632
  • ISBN13 978-0801473630
  • Language English
  • Author Mark Brenner,Stephanie Luce,Jeannette Wicks-Lim,Robert Pollin
  • Publisher Cornell University Press; 1 edition (January 24, 2008)
  • Pages 312
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  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1711 kb
  • Size Fb2 1104 kb
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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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In A Measure of Fairness, Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Stephanie Luce . In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States

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. Additionally, as a result of ballot initiatives, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing nearly 70 percent of the total . population, maintain minimum wage standards above those set by the federal minimum wage.

The contemporary living wage movement began in the United States in Baltimore in 1994

The contemporary living wage movement began in the United States in Baltimore in 1994. I was then teaching in the Economics Department of the University of, fifty miles east of Los Angeles Save.

In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States. Beginning with an insightful, inspiring history of the living wage movement, A Measure of Fairness provides an indispensable and user-friendly guide to understanding the economic consequences of living wage policies. It is a must-read for local activists, economists, and all political leaders concerned with economic justice. -Carol Oppenheimer and Morty Simon, activists with the Santa Fe Living Wage Network.

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The argument over wages is not just an economic argument in the narrow sense; it is also a moral debate. Chapter 3 includes a reprint of Paul Krugman’s critique of an earlier book by Robert Pollin and Stephanie Luce, The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy. The title of Chapter 2, The Economic Logic and Moral Imperative of Living Wages, makes that clear. For Krugman, the very fact that Pollin and Luce have a moral preference for higher wages over government handouts makes their entire argument suspect. The problem for Krugman is that markets are absolutely and relentlessly amoral.

wage standards above those set by the federal minimum wage.

A Measure of Fairness : The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States. by Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Jeannette Wicks-Lim.

A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States. Many people will read A Measure of Fairness and recall the fast-food worker strikes that took place in the summer of 2013.

Many people will read A Measure of Fairness and recall the fast-food worker strikes that took place in the summer of 2013. Although their results may speak to the feasibility of implementing, and the benefit to workers of offering, living wages, they do not say much regarding the extent to which doing so is sustainable.

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