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Living wages, equal wages

Deborah M Figart

Living wages, equal wages

gender and labour market policies in the United States

by Deborah M Figart

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Published by Routledge in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wages -- United States,
  • Wages -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Equal pay for equal work -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-251) and index

    StatementDeborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari and Marilyn Power
    SeriesRoutledge advances in feminist economics
    ContributionsMutari, Ellen, 1956-, Power, Marilyn
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 258 p. :
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17050602M
    ISBN 100415273900, 0415273919

    While what we pay employees in any country is generally based on that country's ‘market’ for similar jobs (that is, defined by objective analysis of independent pay market surveys), applying the living wage principle means that our lowest-paid employees should always receive pay that is fair and liveable.   In his review of a book on living wages he wrote: "So what are the effects of increasing minimum wages? Any Econ student can tell you the answer: The higher wage reduces the quantity of labor demanded, and hence leads to unemployment." Krugman the economist should know. He co-authors an Econ textbook.

    The living wage project seeks to promote business’s paying their employees a living wage rather than a minimum wage in the hopes of giving families a decent standard of living. For Regina Saskatchewan the living wage for a family of . On April 1, , the state minimum wage in New Jersey was increased from $ to $, while the minimum wage in Pennsylvania remained at $ (the federal minimum wage). Other things being equal, economic theory predicts that employment would fall in New Jersey in response to the increase in the legal minimum wage and would remain.

    Can anything be done to achieve equal pay? One step would be to pass a new law strengthening the rules on equal pay, but two recent attempts to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S, H.R) and the Fair Pay Act (S, H.R) narrowly failed. Wages are of prime importance in any advanced economy such as ours. They affect us all far more than seems evidenced in our concern about them.I shall deal with the wage problem in a manner that may seem oversimplified. Basic principles always have a way of seeming simple.


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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 by: Full of theoretical sophistication and historical insight, Living Wages, Equal Wages is feminist political economy at its best.' - Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 'This well-written book should be adopted in Living wages variety of classes.

Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Equal wages book Market Policies in the United States. DOI link for Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States. Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States bookAuthor: Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, Marilyn Power.

Drawing upon both living and price constructs, equal wages have been interpreted to mean that appropriate living standards should not reflect gender and racial bias and that equally productive workers should receive comparable : Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, Marilyn Power.

Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States. DOI link for Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States Two recurring themes in the public policy debates over wages discussed in this book have been the relative weight given to profit considerations versus needs, and Author: Deborah M.

Figart, Ellen Mutari, Marilyn Power. Trading Economics provides data for 20 million economic indicators from countries including actual values, consensus figures, forecasts, historical time series and news. Living Wage Family - By Country - was last updated on Monday, August 3, Living wage campaigns came about partially as a response to Reaganomics and Thatcherism in the US and UK, respectively, which shifted macroeconomic policy towards neoliberalism.

A living wage, by increasing the purchasing power of low income workers, is supported by Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics which focuses on stimulating demand in order to improve the state. 62% of those earning less than the real Living Wage are women. Nearly 1/3 of all working women in the UK don’t earn a wage they can live on, a real Living Wage.

Following recent news that million working people in the UK earn less than the Living Wage, further findings reveal women are hit hardest by low pay in the UK, ahead of Equal Pay Day (10th November ). Wages are among the most important conditions of work and a major subject of collective bargaining.

The ILO is committed to promoting policies on wages and incomes that ensure a just share of the fruits of progress to all and a minimum living wage for all employed in need of such protection.

2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the.

However, the Living Wage Foundation calculates that the actual hourly pay necessary to live off for 18s and older is £ across the UK and £ in London. Even in the UK the minimum wage as stipulated by the Government is not equal to the living wage.

What is a living wage. Women, work, and wages: equal pay for jobs of equal value National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences (U.S.).

Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis Snippet view -   The living wage is the amount of pay considered sufficient for you and your family to cover basic costs of living in a specific location. Economists and policymakers use this information to determine the relative financial health of workers when comparing their pay with their living costs.

There is no federal living wage law. Living Wage. Living wage is the lowest wage at which the wage earner and his or her family can afford the most basic costs of living.

Because the needs of each employee differ based on marital status, number of children, location and other cost-of-living considerations, the term living wage often pushes many hot-button political issues. In her carefully researched book, published inEvelyn Murphy, Ph.D., examines just how much women (and their families) lose over a lifetime to the wage gap, knocks down the myth that women.

The living wage is the amount of income determined to provide a decent standard of living. It should pay for the cost of living in any location. It should also be adjusted to compensate for inflation. The purpose of a living wage is to make sure that all full-time workers have enough money to live above the federal poverty level.

Wages can broadly be divided into three categories—Living Wages, Minimum Wages and Fair Wages. Brief description of these types of wages is as under: Type # 1. Living Wages: Living wages means the wages that may be sufficient to provide for the bare necessities as well as certain amenities for the employee.

This $ hourly wage combined with the amount of tips per hour earned by the employee must equal the standard minimum wage. In order to calculate whether or not an employee is receiving pay comparable to the standard minimum wage received by.

A comprehensive review of evidence on the effect of minimum wages on employment, skills, wage and income distributions, and longer-term labor market outcomes concludes that the minimum wage is not a good policy tool.

Minimum wages exist in more than one hundred countries, both industrialized and developing. The United States passed a federal minimum wage. It is important to put living wage estimates into context by comparing them with other wage and economic indicators as well as indicating recent trends in real wages.

Chapter 17 describes two recommended approaches to providing a contextual backdrop for a living wage estimate. One approach illustrates in a wage ladder figure the size of gaps between prevailing wages.

Ireland - Wages and cost of living, ss. There is data on s wages in Ireland in the book Wages in the United Kingdom in the Nineteenth Century published in Cambridge in This chapter on Ireland discusses not only wages, but discusses the difficulty of finding work, number of hours typically worked, the daily cost of food and.

Typically an imposed living wage is 50– percent higher than the current federal minimum wage of $ per hour. An LWO is nothing other than a minimum-wage regulation imposed at the local level, rather than the state or federal levels, with the exception that it applies only to firms doing business with the municipal authority that imposes it.Back of The Book.

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