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Author Stabile, Donald, author.

Title The political economy of a living wage : Progressives, the New Deal, and social justice / Donald Stabile.

Publication Info. Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (299 pages).
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Series Palgrave Studies in American Economic History
Palgrave studies in American economic history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The political economy of a living wage -- A living wage from World War I through the onset of the Great Depression -- Planning a living wage: the National Industrial Recovery Act -- A useful and remunerative job: the National Labor Relations Act -- Social security: protection from poverty in old age and unemployment -- The right to earn enough: the Fair Labor Standards Act -- Collective bargaining, social insurance, and the minimum wage: a program for a living wage.
Summary This book tells the story behind President Franklin D. Roosevelt use of the phrase "living wage" in a variety of speeches, letters, and statements, and examines the degree to which programs of the New Deal reflected the ideas of a living wage movement that existed in the US for almost three decades before Roosevelt was elected president. Far from being a side issue, the previously unexplored living wage debate sheds light on the New Deal philosophy of social justice by identifying the value judgments behind its policies. Moving chronologically through history, this book's highlights include the revelation of a living wage agenda under the War Industry Board (WIB)'s National War Labor Board (NWLB) during World War I, the unearthing of long-forgotten literature from the 1920s and 30s that formed the foundation of Roosevelt's statements on a living wage, and the examination of contemporary studies that used a simple living wage formula combining collective bargaining, social insurance, and minimum wage as a standard for social justice used to measure the impact of New Deal polices
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Subject Minimum wage -- History -- 20th century.
Minimum wage.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Wages -- History -- 20th century.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Economic aspects.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.
United States.
Chronological Term 1918-1945
Subject Wages -- Government policy -- United States.
Social justice.
Political economy.
Economic conditions.
Economic history.
Wages -- Government policy.
Social justice.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Economic history.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History.
Other Form: Print version: Stabile, Donald. Political Economy of a Living Wage : Progressives, the New Deal, and Social Justice. Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2016 9783319324722 (OCoLC)944473917
ISBN 9783319324739
Standard No. 9783319324722