PUBLIC POLICY: A Strategic Political Argument for the Minimum Wage By Prof. OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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The minimum wage has long been thought of as an issue that only affects the low-wage labor market, i.e. the working poor. Broader construction of the minimum wage population, however, shows that not to be the case. When the minimum wage labor market is defined as the effective minimum wage population — those who earn around the minimum rather than …

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PUBLIC POLICY: What are the Sources of Wage Inequality? By Dr. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

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The conventional explanation for growing wage inequality is often referred to as the skills-biased towards technical change theory. This holds that with globalization and increased capital mobility, the economy has changed from industrial production to a post-industrial service based economy. The former did not need a greatly skilled workforce, but the latter, being technologically more advanced, did require much greater skill. …

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Dr. Oren Levin-Waldman on Westchester on the Level with Narog and Aris on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

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YONKERS, NY — April 22, 2014 —Dr. Oren Levin-Waldman, professor of public policy in the School for Public Affairs at Metropolitan College of New York is the author of several books on wage policy; works such as Wage Policy, Income Distribution and Democratic Theory (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415779715/#reviews, will open the “featured” BlogTalkRadio platform program “Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris” this …

eHeziDr. Oren Levin-Waldman on Westchester on the Level with Narog and Aris on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

PUBLIC POLICY: The Low-Wage Labor Market and the Failure of Management By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

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A common criticism of increasing the minimum wage is that minimum wage workers simply aren’t worth more than they are receiving. They simply lack the skills required to command higher wages. Or if it isn’t a matter of skill, it is a question of quality. Low-wage workers, in other words, are simply poor quality workers. Therefore, it is incumbent upon …

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PUBLIC POLICY: Minimum Wage is Really an Efficiency Wage By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Market “purists” are steadfast in their belief that increasing the minimum wage will lead to lower employment. The standard textbook model holds that as workers lower their wage demands, employers will demand more of their services. A wage floor only prevents workers from accepting lower wages in exchange for opportunities to work. Therefore, fewer workers will be hired, with the …

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