Living Wage by Robert Pollin
Building a Fair Economy

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With almost one-third of all working people today earning wages below the official poverty line, community coalitions around the country have responded by proposing "living wage" ordinances at the municipal level. This book analyzes the specifics of this new economic concept, as well as documents the results of its implementation in cities around the nation.

About Robert Pollin

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Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of "Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Austerity" and coauthor of " A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages" in the United States. Luce is Assistant Professor and Research Director at the Labor Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Published August 15, 1998 by New Press, The. 244 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Talk of alternatives among policy makers has focused on the ""living wage"" initiative, which would require companies that receive government contracts to compensate their workers in sufficient pay and benefits to raise them above the poverty level.

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