A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States

A Measure of Fairness

By Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Stephanie Luce. Gives an overview of living wage and minimum wage implementation in Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to show how these policies play out in the paychecks of workers, in the halls of legislature, and in business ledgers. Based on a decade of research, this volume concludes that living wage laws and minimum wage increases have been effective policy interventions capable of bringing significant, if modest, benefits to the people they were intended to help. Read more.