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The Living Wage Movement: What Is It, Why Is It, and What's Known about Its Impact?

Jared Bernstein

in Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Although living wage movements have appeared throughout this century, the contemporary movement is centered on a specific policy: passing a local ordinance to raise the wage floor for a specified ... More


Engaged Scholarship and the Living-Wage Movement

Stephanie Luce

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author demonstrates the synergy between scholarship and engagement based on her experience as a researcher with the living wage movement in Los Angeles and the ways in which this ... More


Introduction

C. Melissa Snarr

in All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter presents three major insights that can be obtained in analyzing religious activists in the living wage movement. First, the roles of religious activists and their ethical ... More


Conclusion: “Come, Walk with Us, the Journey Is Long”

C. Melissa Snarr

in All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter contemplates on the next stages of the living wage movement. The movement is best seen as a gateway to other worker justice struggles such as raising state and federal minimum ... More


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