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How Living Wage Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Families epub

by David Neumark


How Living Wage Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Families epub

ISBN: 1582130434

ISBN13: 978-1582130439

Author: David Neumark

Category: Other

Subcategory: Business & Finance

Language: English

Publisher: Public Policy Institute of California (March 2, 2002)

Pages: 174 pages

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Do living wage laws raise wages for at least some low-wage workers? Are wage gains for low-wage workers offset by reductions in either employment or the amount of hours worked as employers seek to accommodate the additional labor costs? - Do living wage laws achieve their stated policy.

He also finds that living wage laws significantly reduce employment opportunities for low-wage workers

He also finds that living wage laws significantly reduce employment opportunities for low-wage workers. We argue, first, that by truncating his sample to concentrate his analysis on low-wage workers, Neumark's analysis is vulnerable to sample selection bias, and that his results are not robust to alternative specifications that utilize quantile regression to avoid such selection bias. In addition, we argue that Neumark has erroneously utilized the CPS data set to derive these results

How living wage laws affect low-wage workers and low-income families Do living wage ordinances reduce urban poverty? .

How living wage laws affect low-wage workers and low-income families Do living wage ordinances reduce urban poverty? Jan 2002. October) Neumark D (2002) How living wage laws affect low-wage workers and low-income families. We find that living wage laws raise wages of low-wage workers but reduce employment among the least-skilled, especially when the laws cover business assistance recipients or are accompanied by similar laws in nearby cities.

Living wage laws reduce employment among the least-skilled workers they are intended to help. But they also increase wages for many of them. This implies that living wage laws generate both winners and losers among those affected by them. For broader living wage laws that cover recipients of business or financial assistance from cities, the net effects point to modest reductions in urban poverty. The effects of living wage laws on low-wage workers and low-income families: What do we know now? David Neumark. 1, Matthew Thompson2 &. Author supplied keywords.

How does living wage differ from minimum wage? . Progress towards a living wage in ETI member supply chains is a long standing commitment, however we recognise that for those employers currently paying significantly lower than the new rate the extent of the increase and the short timescale provided will present challenges. As with any other cost increases such as raw material costs, or indeed reductions such as fuel costs, the value chain as a whole will have to adjust.

David Neumark’s most popular book is Minimum Wages. How Living Wage Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Families by. David Neumark.

Measuring the Impact of Living Wage Laws: A Critical Appraisal of David Neumark's How Living Wage Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers and Low-Income Families.

Since 1994, nearly 40 cities in the United States have passed living wage ordinances. These ordinances mandate that businesses under contract with the city, and in some cases businesses receiving assistance from the city, pay employees a wage sufficient to lift their families out of poverty. This report examines the actual experiences of cities implementing such laws, focusing in particular on the following questions: Do living wage laws raise wages for at least some low-wage workers? Are wage gains for low-wage workers offset by either reductions in employment or the amount of hours worked as employers seek to accommodate the additional labor costs? Do living wage laws achieve their stated policy objective of improving economic outcomes for low-income families? Do the laws reduce urban poverty? Given the stated antipoverty goal of living wage campaigns, why do the laws generally restrict coverage to city contractors, rather than imposing wage floors for broad groups of workers?