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[What Does the Minimum Wage Do?] What Does the Minimum Wage Do?
Dale Belman and Paul J. Wolfson
This book attempts to make sense of the research on the minimum wage that began in the early 1990s. The authors look at who is affected by the minimum wage, both directly and indirectly; which observable, measurable variables (e.g., wages, employment, school enrollment) the minimum wage influences; how long it takes for the variables to respond to the minimum wage and the size and desirability of the effect; why the minimum wage has the results it does (and not others); and the workers most likely to be affected by changes to the minimum wage.
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[The New Scarlett Letter?] The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record
Stephen Raphael
This book explores the difficulties facing ex-offenders as they try to enter and remain in the U.S. labor market..
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[Social Security and Pension Reform] Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives
Marek SzczepaƄski and John A. Turner, Editors
Countries around the world are reforming their social security and pension systems. International studies often focus on social security reforms in Europe and North America, and may include Latin America. Reforms, however, are also occurring in Asia and Africa, and include reforms of voluntary and employer-provided pensions as well as social security programs. This book discusses both social security and employer-provided pension reforms, as well as reforms in most regions of the world.
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