|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.49(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author or editor of four previous books and has written widely for The Nation, New Left Review, and other publications.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||viii|
|List of Tables||ix|
|Preface to the Paperback Edition||xi|
|Preface and Acknowledgments||xiii|
|Chapter 1||A Movement for Economic Justice||1|
|Chapter 2||Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage, Living Wage||26|
|Chapter 3||Living Wages and Urban Development Policies||54|
|Chapter 4||How Much Do Living Wage Laws Cost and Who Pays for Them?||87|
|Chapter 5||Who Benefits From the Living Wage?||136|
|Chapter 6||Toward a National Living Wage Policy||163|
|Afterword to the Paperback Edition||194|
|Appendix I||Suggestions for Researching Living Wage Proposals||202|
|Appendix II||Living Wage and Similar Measures in the United States, 1989-99||212|
|Appendix III||Methodology and Data Sources for Chapter 4||220|
|Appendix IV||Underlying Calculations for Chapter 5 Individual Benefit Figures||229|
What People are Saying About This
An excellent, informative, and highly readable analysis of the living wage campaigns.
Insightful. . .Seeks out and exposes every clay foot in the standard economic arguments against legislating a decent and livable wage for workers (John Sweeney is President, AFL-CIO).
This book does a terrific job of explaining how the living wage would work -- and how it is already working (Nancy Folbre is Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts).