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Contributions in Labor Studies #048: The Quest for a Living Wage: The History of the Federal Minimum Wage Program

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Publisher Comments:

The wages of workers are a primary determinant of a worker's standard of living. There has been a long history of governmental action attempting to construct a fair and equitable method of ensuring a living wage to the worker. This book traces the historical developmental process, examining the theory behind minimum wage programs and the first 50 years of the operation of the American Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are gathered key data and information that explain the effects of the FLSA on the worker and the employer.

Book News Annotation:

With a background in business education and a stint with the US Department of Labor, Nordlund begins his chronicle with the minimum wage legislation in individual states and the economic conditions they were enacted to address. He then describes the development of systematic programs, relevant legal decisions, the demise of state programs, the debate over national standards, and their establishment as part of the New Deal during the 1930's. Finally he follows the reaction and adjustments to the standards decade by decade to the stalemate of the 1980s.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

...discussion of the long history of governmental action to produce a fair, equitable method of ensuring a living wage...

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-276) and index.

About the Author

WILLIS J. NORDLUND is Dean, School of Business at the College of West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Tables, Figures and Illustrations

State Minimum Wage Legislation and Early Economic Conditions

Minimum Wage Programs Take Shape

Enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The First Decade: The Fair Labor Standards Act Comes of Age

The Second Decade: The Emphasis on Education

The Third Decade: The Decade of Assessment

The Fourth Decade: The Decade of Empiricism

The Last Decade: Stalemate

Conclusion

Epilogue

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313264122
Author:
Nordlund, Willis J.
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Nordlund, Willis
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Minimum wage
Subject:
Minimum wage -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Minimum wage -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Minimum wage -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Series:
Contributions in labor studies,
Series Volume:
048
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.53x6.50x1.10 in. 1.39 lbs.

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