Minimum wages /

Minimum wages exist in more than one hundred countries, both industrialized and developing. The United States passed a federal minimum wage law in 1938 and has increased the minimum wage and its coverage at irregular intervals ever since; in addition, as of the beginning of 2008, thirty-two states a...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Neumark, David.
Other Authors: Wascher, William L.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The history of the minimum wage in the United States
  • The effects of minimum wages on employment
  • Minimum wage effects on the distribution of wages and earnings
  • The effects of minimum wages on the distribution of incomes
  • The effects of minimum wages on skills
  • The effects of minimum wages on prices and profits
  • The political economy of minimum wages
  • Summary and conclusions.