FORTHCOMING BOOKS

The New Scarlet Letter?: Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

The New Scarlet Letter?: Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record
Steven 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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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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