"Minimum Wages and Social Policy systematically explores the minimum wage as a policy tool for decreasing poverty and redressing social inequities in the developing country context. Offering evidence from both detailed individual country studies and new analysis from across the Latin American and Caribbean region, this book examines the impact of a minimum wage on income, employment, poverty, income distribution, and government budgets in the context of economies with large informal sectors and predominantly unskilled workforces. Minimum Wages and Social Policy will be of great interest to readers working in the areas of social analysis and policy, poverty reduction strategies, and labor market and social protection policies."
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