Living Wage (Hardcover)

By Robert Pollin, Stephanie Luce

New Press, 9781565844094, 244pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1998

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Paperback (8/1/2000)

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With campaigns for a living wage sweeping the country, here is an accessible and provocative argument for a national "living wage." Hailed as "the bible of the living wage movement," The Living Wage shows how living-wage proposals are affordable for both cities and employers, and reveals how they can play an important role in reversing the twenty-five-year decline in wages experienced by most working people in America. Written by leading experts, The Living Wage is a realistic and accessible examination of this vital--and growing--movement for economic justice in the United States.

About the Author

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author or editor of four previous books and has written widely for The Nation, New Left Review, and other publications.