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The Minimum Wage - Noah Berlatsky (Editor)
Call Number: HD4918 .M59 2012
ISBN: 9780737757415
Publication Date: 2012-02-17
Series: (Opposing viewpoints)

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The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes - Christopher J. Flinn
Call Number: HD4917 .F58 2010
ISBN: 9780262013239
Publication Date: 2011-02-04
analyzing and measuring the impacts of changes in the minimum wage

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Minimum Wages - David Neumark; William L. Wascher
Call Number: HD4918 .N432 2008
ISBN: 9780262141024
Publication Date: 2008-10-31
Partial contents: The history of the minimum wage in the United States -- The effects of minimum wages on employment -- Minimum wage effects on the distribution of wages and earnings

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Economic Issues - Frank Bonello; Isobel Lobo; Frank J. Bonello
Call Number: HC106.7 .T34 2009
ISBN: 9780073527307
Publication Date: 2009-04-20
Partial Contents: Should minimum wage and living wage laws be eliminated?

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Unequal Democracy : the political economy of the new gilded age - Larry M. Bartels
Call Number: HC106.5 .B347 2008
ISBN: 9780691136639
Publication Date: 2008-04-27
Partial contents: The eroding minimum wage -- The economic effects of the minimum wage -- Public support for the minimum wage -- The politics of inaction -- Democrats, unions, and the eroding minimum wage --


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1. Define your topic: The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act established a minimum wage for workers in the United States, to ensure that citizens earn enough to support themselves. Their is a federal minimum wage. Many states also have minimum wage laws.  Here is a list for other states.  Some states have increased that amount to establish a livable wage. Opponents of the law argue that higher wages mean they are able to employ less workers, thus increasing unemployment. Also, higher wages make businesses less competitive in the global economy.
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Reference Books

West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Call Number: REF. KF154 .W47 1998 V.7
ISBN: 031405538X
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Entry on minimum wage

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Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History - Thomas Carson (Editor)
Call Number: REF. HC102 .G35 1999
ISBN: 0787638889
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Entries on Minimum Wage Law and Fair Labor Standards Act



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Labor in the Era of Globalization - Clair Brown (Editor); Barry J. Eichengreen (Editor); Michael Reich (Editor)
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 0521195411
Publication Date: 2009-11-23
Subject terms: Labor market--History--21st century. Technological innovations--21st century. Globalization--21st century.

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National Survey of State Laws
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 9781414410500
Publication Date: 2007-11-01


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