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About the Author
Ellen Mutari is Professor of Economics at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, located just outside of Atlantic City. Mutari has held visiting positions at the New School for Social Research, Rutgers University’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, and Monmouth University. Mutari was the Book Series Editor for the Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics book series from 2008-2013. She is one of the co-authors, with Deborah M. Figart and Marilyn Power, of the first book in this series, Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States. She and Deborah Figart also edited Women and the Economy: A Reader. Previously, she published an edited volume based on a set of conference papers, Gender and Political Economy: Incorporating Diversity into Theory and Public Policy. She is also the author or co-author of 15 scholarly journal articles, primarily on labor market issues and policies. An Editorial Associate at Dollars and Sense magazine since 2000, Mutari’s articles for this popular economics journal have been reprinted in anthologies. Mutari is currently President of the Association for Social Economics, and has served multiple terms as a member of the ASE Board of Trustees. She has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly economics journals.
Deborah M. Figart is Professor of Education and Economics at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Figart is an internationally-known scholar in the field of labor and employment issues. Figart is the author of 16 books, monographs, or guest-edited academic journal volumes. Her sole- and co-authored scholarly books are Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States (with Ellen Mutari and Marilyn Power) and Contesting the Market: Pay Equity and the Politics of Economic Restructuring (with Peggy Kahn). Her co-edited books are titled Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life, Living Standards and Social Well-Being, Ethics and the Market, Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives, Women and the Economy: A Reader, Working Time, and Emotional Labor in the Service Economy. She is also author of 39 referred journal articles, 14 other refereed publications such as encyclopedia entries, 25 books chapters, and assorted other publications. Figart has written a number of newspaper op-ed pieces related to work issues and financial literacy. Several of her articles have appeared in the economics magazine Dollars & Sense. She has been interviewed by the media on a range of economic and policy issues. In 1992, Figart joined with other economists as one of the 50 founding members of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Figart has served her profession in a variety of elected and appointed positions, including service as President of the Association for Social Economics and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. She was co-editor of the Review of Social Economy from 2005-2013 and has served on the editorial board of numerous professional journals.
Table of Contents
1: Stories from a Casino Economy
Vignette: SueBee’s story
2: A City Built on Sand
Vignette: Caroline and Ruth’s story
3: Going Upscale in an Era of Income Polarization
Vignette: Ken and Marlene’s story
4: Dealing with Change
Vignette: Inez and Lily’s story
5: The Squeeze on Service
Vignette: Aparna’s story
6: Collective Voice in Turbulent Times
Vignette: Peter’s story
7: Public Investment or Socialized Risk?
Vignette: Lena’s story
8: The Future of the Casino Economy
Appendix: Atlantic City Casinos Timeline