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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2004): Minimum Wage - Overseas

LIVING WAGE MOVEMENTS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

D.M. Figart (editor)

London: Routledge, 2004

This book draws together 18 scholars for the first comprehensive global analysis of the various living wage movements. Living wage activism has resurfaced in the twenty-first century on a global scale due to "sweated" labour, macroeconomic instability, and job insecurity. A variety of innovative efforts to achieve living wages are profiled, including minimum wage increases, labour code activism, low pay campaigns, and fair wage clauses, for example. The book's contributors make strong cases both for and against living wage activism.

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