The Case of the Minimum Wage

The Case of the Minimum Wage

Competing Policy Models

eBook - 2001
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Univ of New York Press
Places contemporary minimum wage debates in historical context, stressing the importance of political as opposed to economic variables.

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Levin-Waldman (economics, Bard College) traces the historical evolution of minimum-wage policy and explains how models are used and misused by different interests to achieve their particular aims. As organized labor has declined as a political force over the past 20 years, he argues, the debate has narrowed and focused on often highly technical discussion concerned with specific effect of a given specific increase, such as relieving poverty and youth unemployment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9780585425153
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages) : illustrations


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