Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States

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Index
References for figures, plates, and tables are in italics
a
a priori point factor method 122-3
Abbott, Grace 9
Abramovitz, Mimi 61
absenteeism 171 , 229 n
Acker, Joan 63
Adkins v. Children's Hospital69 , 70 , 86 , 87-8 , 90 , 91
African Americans: Baltimore 195 ;
Civil Rights Act 1964 164 ;
co-breadwinner model 17-18 ;
exclusion from legislation 71 , 79 , 147 , 175 ;
family earnings share 31 , 32 ;
FLSA 113-14 , 116 ;
labor force participation 3 , 20 , 23 , 24 , 25 , 32 ;
living wages 108 ;
minimum wage earners 185 ;
occupational distribution 28-30 , 29 , 69 ;
social welfare policies 62 ;
Women's Bureau conference 7
age, labor force participation rates 25-6 , 26
agriculture: black and white workers 28 , 29 , 30 ;
economic crisis 93 ;
equal pay legislation 160 ;
minimum wage legislation 70-1 , 101 , 113 , 114 , 116 , 119
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) 61-2
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) 224 n
Akerlof, George 50
Alaska 191
Alinsky, Saul 201
Amalgamated Clothing Workers' Union (ACWU) 102
American Civil Liberties Union 229 n
American Economic Association 41 , 45 , 198
American Federation of Labor (AFL) 68 , 125 ;
equal pay 145 , 150 ;
minimum wage legislation 70 , 97 , 102 , 103 , 104
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) 125 , 195 , 206 ;
see also Congress of Industrial Organizations
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 188 , 195
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees v. State of Washington188-9
American Management Association (AMA):
equal pay 154 ;
job evaluation 124 , 133 , 134-5 , 139-40 ;
sex differentials 152
Amott, Teresa 27
Anderson, Mary 6-7 , 9 , 150 , 151 , 229 n
anticommunism 6 , 8
anti-immigrant sentiment 86
Aquinas, Thomas 42
Arizona 148
Arkansas 70 , 147 , 148 , 191
Armstrong Cork Company 133 , 134 , 135
Arrow, Kenneth 212
Associated Manufacturers of New York 86
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) 194-5 , 197
auto industry 180-1 , 213
automation 173
Ayres, Clarence 60

b
Baltimore, Maryland 195 , 197 , 199 , 201
Barile, Lee 204
Barkin, Solomon 138-9
basic needs budget 201
Becker, Gary 212 , 227 n
benchmark wage rates 46
Benge, Eugene 121 , 122 , 123
Bergmann, Barbara 22 , 212 , 222 n, 229 n
Berkeley, California 197
Berman, Richard 198
Big Switch 99-100
Black, Hugo 101 , 112
Black-Connery bill 101-5 ;
see also Fair Labor Standards Act 1938
blacks see African Americans
Blackwelder, Julia Kirk 20
Blankenship, Kim M. 164
Blenman, Walter 203-4
Boise, Robert W. 129 , 136 , 138
Boris, Eileen 79
Brandeis, Elizabeth 85
breadwinner concept 89 , 179-80 , 183-4 , 193 ;
see also male breadwinner model
breadwinner wage 17 , 36 , 42

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Series Editor'ss Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Part I - Laying the Groundwork 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - Waged Work in the Twentieth Century 16
  • 3 - Two Faces of Wages Within the Economics Tradition 34
  • 4 - The Third Face 52
  • Part II - Wage Regulations in the Twentieth Century 65
  • 5 - An Experiment in Wage Regulation 67
  • 6 - A Living for Breadwinners 91
  • 7 - Job Evaluation and the Ideology of Equal Pay 120
  • 8 - Legislating Equal Wages 143
  • Part III - The Century Ahead 177
  • 9 - Living Wages, Equal Wages Revisited 179
  • 10 - Applying Feminist Political Economy to Wage Setting 208
  • Notes 221
  • References 231
  • Index 252
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