Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives

Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives

by Deborah M. Figart
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Taylor & Francis


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Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives

Living wage activism has spanned time and space, reaching across decades and national boundaries. Conditions generating living wage movements early in the twentieth century have resurfaced in the twenty-first century, only on a global scale: 'sweated' labour, macroeconomic instability, and job insecurity.
Upon reviewing the empirical evidence, the book's contributors make strong cases both for and against living wage activism. The effective blend of historical, contemporary, and global perspectives provides opportunities for teachers, scholars, and activists to evaluate how we can address low pay at the organizational and macroeconomic levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415320023
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2004
Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part I - What is a Living
Part II - Living Wage and Low Pay Campaigns: Contemporary Global Activism
Part III - Evidence and Lessons from U.S. Empirical Studies

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