Living Wages, Equal Wages
Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States
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Living Wages, Equal Wages by Deborah M. Figart
Book DescriptionWage setting has historically been a deeply political and cultural as well as economic process. This informative and accessible book explores how US wage regulations in the twentieth century took gender, race-ethnicity and class into account. Focusing on social reform movements for living wages and equal wages, it offers an interdisciplinary account of how women's work and the remuneration for that work has changed along with the massive transformations in the economy and family structures. The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415273916
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah M. Figart
Living Wage Movements, Paperback (September 2012)
Upon reviewing the empirical evidence, the contributors to this volume make strong cases both for and against living wage activism. The combination of historical, contemporary and global perspectives facilitates the evaluation of how we can address low pay at the organizational and macroeconomic levels.
Living Standards and Social Well-Being, Paperback (September 2012)View all books by Deborah M. Figart
The chapters in this volume examine how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a living and how we can improve living standards, including balancing paid work with family life and civic responsibility.
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