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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2006): Minimum wage - overseas

Do living wage policies diffuse?

I. Martin

Urban Affairs Review, vol.41, 2006, p.710-719

Living wage laws in the US mandate higher minimum wage rates for businesses that have a financial relationship with local government, typically contractors. Analysis shows that high poverty rates, more extensive privatisation of public services, and dense community organisation make it more likely that a city will pass living wage laws

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