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The Politics of Minimum Wage

by Jerold Waltman

  • 31 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labour economics,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Economic Policy,
  • Wages,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Labor,
  • Minimum wage,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9696166M
    ISBN 100252025458
    ISBN 109780252025457

      The politics of the minimum wage are simple. No congressman or president owes his office to the poorly educated black and Latino youth vote. Moreover, the .   Paul Krugman's recent call to raise the minimum wage is consistent with much of his liberal political writing over the past decade. But raising the minimum wage is not consistent with Krugman's writing as an economist. Those who care about the poor should pay more attention to Krugman the economist than to Krugman the liberal pundit.

    “Various studies carried out in the United States between and , most notably by the economists David Card and Alan Krueger, showed that the US minimum wage had fallen to a level so low in that period that it could be raised without loss of employment, indeed at times with an increase in the basis of these studies, it seems likely that the increase in the minimum.   1. A dozen California metropolitan areas – including big cities like Fresno, Stockton, Bakersfield and Modesto – already have unemployment rates from % to %. Yet California’s statewide minimum wage is now scheduled to rise every year through 2. News reports imagine that raising the minimum wage will push up other wages, so average wages would supposedly rise .

    The Politics of the Minimum Wage in Hong Kong Article in Journal of Contemporary Asia 44(4) October with 81 Reads How we measure 'reads'.   The proper response to that difficulty, however, is not to keep wages low, but to bolster efforts to develop the state’s poor areas. In that regard, the long phase-in of the proposed $15 minimum is crucial. The politics of the moment favor a $15 minimum wage for New York. The policy research also favors a $15 minimum.


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Some studies argue that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wage will cause a 1 percent increase in unemployment, whereas others predict a higher increase. How about the politics of the minimum wage. The minimum wage appears to be a standard economic regulatory measure, yet a politics of symbolism more than anything else defines the political contests that periodically erupt over it.

Detractors abhor its corruption of market principles, while supporters see it as a measure of society's symbolic commitment to the poor.5/5(2). The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade -- but there's little chance the measure will be.

The Politics Of Raising The Minimum Wage In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for Congress to raise the minimum d. There's little debate among academic economists about the effect of minimum wages.

University of California, Irvine economist David Neumark has examined more than major academic studies on the minimum wage. He reports that 85 percent of the studies "find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers."A American Economic Association survey found that 90 percent of.

The politics of ideas --Brief political history through --Public opinion --The sociology of the minimum wage --Policy-making: raising the minimum wage The Politics of Minimum Wage book --Impact and feedback. Responsibility.

Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $ They planned to.

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In his book, Economics, Stiglitz denounces the minimum wage. He goes even further than most economists. He goes even further than most economists. A writer could simply talk about the effects of price floors relating them to minimum wage without making value judgments or mentioning circumstances on a larger scale, but Stiglitz's pulls no.

Although so many favor raising the federal minimum wage, it is still a highly debated topic in today's politics. The federal minimum wage was enacted in as a result of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

One of the main goals of minimum wage was to establish a standard living wage for employees. Min to the max: A £10 minimum wage is not the best way to help low earners. Apr 27thfrom Print edition. Middle-income households would benefit more. The bill also extended minimum-wage rules to some 8 million workers not previously covered, including state and local government employees, most domestic workers, and some employees of chain stores.

Additional increases raised the minimum wage to $ per hour (), $ (), and $ (). The minimum wage increases wages for the lowest paid 10% of all employees and perhaps as much as the lowest paid 30% of women.

This is pretty much all that we can be fairly confident about, and it is these effects that led my co-author to say that the American experience of the minimum wage is largely one of intended consequences. The Minimum Wages of Politics By The Editors. And the first item on Barack Obama’s new economic agenda is an increase in the federal minimum wage to $9, higher than the minimum wage in any.

The minimum wage appears to be a standard economic regulatory measure, yet a politics of symbolism more than anything else defines the political contests that periodically erupt over it.

Detractors abhor its corruption of market principles, while supporters see it as a measure of society's symbolic commitment to the poor.3/5(2). The last president to raise the minimum wage was George W. Bush, and although he wasn’t unusually fiscally conservative, there are fiscal conservatives, like me, who have advocated for a.

So says Brian Hibbs, owner and operator of Comix Experience, an iconic comic-book and graphic-novel shop on San Francisco’s Divisadero Street, of the city’s new minimum-wage law. Facebook said it's raising the minimum wage it pays to thousands of contract workers around the U.S., acknowledging that the current $15 hourly minimum, which has been in.

The video above features the reading of a section of Thomas Sowell’s book Knowledge and Decisions where the brilliant economist explains some the economic dynamics of minimum wage laws.

Elaborating on the idea of a “maximum wage,” Pizzigati, associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor ofdraws on work by egalitarians throughout the world to show how governments can use their tax systems to encourage more equitable wages and eventually bring about a world free of the wealthiest 1%.His book, Monopsony in Motion: Imperfect Competition in Labour Markets (Princeton University Press), explains the theory behind minimum wages; and his CentrePiece article ‘The UK’s National Minimum Wage’ describes CEP’s role in providing the intellectual context for the policy, advising on its implementation and evaluating its.Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says.

It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the.