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An increase in the federal minimum wage is now likely

Manning, Alan (2014) An increase in the federal minimum wage is now likely. LSE American Politics and Policy (30 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In his second article on the minimum wage, Alan Manning looks at the history of the policy since 1938, finding that the federal minimum remains relatively low compared to that in most other OECD countries. He writes that Presidential proposals, which began nearly a year ago, may see an increase in the minimum wage to over $10 an hour. He argues that such an increase would be even more effective if matched with greater utilization of the current Earned Income Tax Credit, which would help the poorest and, working together, would prevent benefits from being shifted to employers.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 13:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/58442/

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