The Quest for a Living Wage: The History of the Federal Minimum Wage Program

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THE QUEST FOR
A LIVING WAGE

The History of the Federal
Minimum Wage Program

Willis J. Nordlund

Contributions in Labor Studies, Number 48

GREENWOOD PRESS
Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xv
  • Chapter 1 State Minimum Wage Legislation and Early Economic Conditions 1
  • Notes 9
  • Chapter 2 Minimum Wage Programs Take Shape 11
  • Notes 27
  • Chapter 3 Enactment of the Fair Labor Standards 31
  • Notes 56
  • Chapter 4 The First Decade: The Fair Labor Standards Act Comes of Age 59
  • Notes 77
  • Chapter 5 The Second Decade: The Emphasis on Education 79
  • Notes 92
  • Chapter 6 The Third Decade: The Decade of Assessment 95
  • Notes 120
  • Chapter 7 The Fourth Decade: The Decade of Empiricism 123
  • Notes 161
  • Chapter 8 The Decade of the 1980s: Stalemate 165
  • Notes 198
  • Chapter 9 Conclusion 201
  • Epilogue 205
  • Notes 209
  • Appendix 211
  • Index 277
  • About the Author 284
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