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Living Wage

(see also Devaluation of Work)

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In the Library: Articles

Siegal, Nina. "Working for a living wage: can the labor movement help welfare recipients go beyond 'workfare'?" San Francisco Bay Guardian (9/24/97).

Rowen, Angela. "Who's afraid of a living wage? Some members of task force have a financial interest in the outcome," San Francisco Bay Guardian (1/12/00).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abrams, Fran. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage (London: Profile, 2002).

Adams, Scott & David Neumark. The Economic Effects of Living Wage Laws: A Provisional Review (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Researc, 2004).

Andersson, Fredrik. Moving Up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market? (NY: Russell Sage, 2005).

Armstrong, Barbara Nachtrieb. Insuring the Essentials: Minimum Wage plus Social Insurance, a Living Wage Program (NY: Macmillan, 1932).

Bayliss, Fred. Making a Minimum Wage Work (London: Fabian Society, 1991).

California Budget Project. Minimum Wage Increases Boost the Earnings of Low-Wage California Workers (Sacramento, 2004).

Card, David E. & Alan B. Krueger. Myth & Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1995).

Committees of Correspondence. Urgent: A Living Wage for Everyone Who Works (NY, 2000).

Edin, Kathryn & Laura Lein. Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare & Low-Wage Work (NY: Russell Sage, 1997).

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickled & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (NY: Henry Holt, 2002).

Gaer, Joseph. Let Our People Live: A Plea for a Living Wage (NY: CIO Political Action Committee, 1945).

Glickman, Lawrence B. A Living Wage: American Workers & the Making of Consumer Society (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1997).

Grundy, Lea; Kirsten Snow Spalding & Bob Redlo. Increasing the Minimum Wage: A Union Leader's Guide to the Debate (Berkeley CA: Center for Labor Research & Education, 1996).

Hart, Vivien. Bound by our Constitution: Women, Workers & the Minimum Wage (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1994).

Horowitz, Carl F. Keeping the Poor Poor: The Dark Side of the Living Wage (Washington: Cato Institute, 2003).

Levin-Waldman, Oren M. The Political Economy of the Living Wage: A Study of Four Cities (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharp, 2005).

Luce, Stephanie. Fighting for a Living Wage (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 2004).

Lustig, Nora & Darryl McLeod. Minimum Wages & Poverty in Developing Countries: Some Empirical Evidence (Washington: Brookings Institute, 1996).

Madjd-Sadjadi, Zagros. Living Wages: The Issue & the Impact (Sacramento: Division of Labor Statistics & Researc, 2001).

McKenzie, Richard B. Times Change: The Minimum Wage & the New York Times (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1994).

Neumark, David & Scott Adams. Do Living Wage Ordinances Reduce Urban Poverty? (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2000).

__________. Living Wages: Protection For or Protection Against Low-Wage Workers (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2001).

__________. How Living Wage Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers & Low-Income Families (San Francisco: Public Policy Institute, 2002).

Nordlund, Willis J. The Quest for a Living Wage: The History of the Federal Minimum Wage Program (Westport CT:Greenwood, 1997).

O'Brien-Strain, Margaret & Thomas MaCurdy. Increasing the Minimum Wage: California's Winners & Losers (San Francisco: Public Policy Institute, 2000).

Paulsen, George E. A Living Wage for the Forgotten Man: The Quest for Labor Standards, 1933-1941 (Selinsgrove PA: Susquehanna U., 1996).

Pollin, Robert & Stephanie Luce. The Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy (NY: New Press, 1998).

Quigley, William P. Ending Poverty as We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage (Philadelphia: Temple, 2003).

Richardson, Sue (ed.) Reshaping the Labour Market: Regulation, Efficiency & Equality in Australia (NY: Cambridge, 1999).

Rubery, Jill. Pay Equity, Minimum Wage & Equality at Work (Geneva: ILO, 2003).

Ryan, John Augustine. A Living Wage [1906] (NY: Arno, 1971).

Shipler, David K. The Working Poor: Invisible in America (NY: Knopf, 2004).

Toynbee, Polly. Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain (London: Bloomsbury, 2003).

van der Veen, Robert & Loek Groot (eds.) Basic Income on the Agenda: Policy Objectives & Political Chances (Amsterdam: U. of Amsterdam, 2000).

Waltman, Jerold L. The Politics of the Minimum Wage (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 2000).

__________. The Case for the Living Wage (NY: Algora, 2004).

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