Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States

Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States

by Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, Marilyn Power
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415273900

ISBN-13: 9780415273909

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide-ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues.  See more details below

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The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide-ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415273909
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics Series, #1
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.80(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Series editor's preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Pt. ILaying the groundwork: methodological frameworks and theoretical perspectives1
1Introduction: living wages, equal wages, and the value of women's work3
2Waged work in the twentieth century16
3Two faces of wages within the economics tradition: wages as a living, wages as a price34
4The third face: wages as a social practice52
Pt. IIWage regulations in the twentieth century65
5An experiment in wage regulation: minimum wages for women67
6A living for breadwinners: the federal minimum wage91
7Job evaluation and the ideology of equal pay120
8Legislating equal wages143
Pt. IIIThe century ahead177
9Living wages, equal wages revisited: contemporary movements and policy initiatives179
10Applying feminist political economy to wage setting208
Notes221
References231
Index252

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