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      Income and Wages 11 September 2015

      Minimum As Maximum? Wage Policies in the Garment Industries of Select Asian Countries

      This report analyses and contextualizes the wage developments in the garment industry in five Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

      by Julia Mueller, Lukas Bauer
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      Income and Wages 11 September 2015

      Global Wage Debates: Politics or Economics?

      The 10-chapter volume examines a rich diversity of wage-related policy issues from around the world: wage inequality in Brazil; minimum wage setting in decentralized Indonesia; the gender dimensions of agricultural wages in India; and the impact of state-level minimum wages in the United States, among other topics.

      by Gregory Randolph, Knut Panknin
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      Minimum Wage in Brazil: A Useful Policy Tool to Reduce Wage Inequality?

      What role did a rising minimum wage play in reducing wage inequality in Brazil in the first decade of the 21st century? Is it reasonable to expect that the policy of tying minimum wage to economic growth will continue to act as a key driver of inequality reduction in the near future?

      by Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa et al.
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      State and Local Governments Lead the Way: Examining the Impact of Subnational Minimum Wage Increases in the United States

      America's working class families have witnessed a daunting trend over the last 30 years– one marked by wage stagnation and rising costs. Worker productivity rose by nearly 65 percent, yet American workers saw their wages remain stagnant in real terms, and in some cases, even decline.

      by Jacqueline Odum
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      Statutory Minimum Wage Regulation in Europe: A Necessary Evil?

      This report gives an overview of current- minimum-wage setting mechanisms in European countries and looks more specifically at why statutory minimum wage is causing such controversies in some of the countries that have the strongest trade unions in Europe.

      by Line Eldring, Kristin Alsos
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      The Bumpy Road to a National Minimum Wage in Germany

      A key driver behind the introduction of the minimum wage was the erosion of the German collective bargaining system that began in the mid-1990s.

      by Claudia Weinkopf
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      The Impacts of Minimum Wage Policy in China: Mixed Results for Women, Youth and Migrants

      The authors propose that in its application by policymakers, minimum wage policy should focus on its initial intended purpose– ensuring that workers receive remuneration at a particular threshold to provide for their basic needs. Beyond that, the minimum wage should not be used as the primary tool to accomplish other political and economic goals, such as increasing average wages or promoting social development.

      by Li Shi, Carl Lin
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      The Minimum Wage Debate in Decentralized Indonesia: The Power of Unions and Local Government

      This report discusses the political economy of minimum wage setting that has developed in Indonesia and seeks to examine the changing role of workers, employers, and local governments.

      by Indrasari Tjandraningsih
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      Beyond Minimum Wages in Corporate Codes of Conduct

      Corporate codes of conduct that only commit companies to pay minimum or market wages to their workers have proven– in most key sourcing countries– insufficient in the task of ensuring workers are fairly compensated. To do their share, global brands must commit to a higher standard than just paying minimum wages.

      by Jason Judd, Andrew Korfhage
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      Income and Wages 10 September 2015

      The Misunderstood Minimum Wage: A Case Study of South Africa

      This report seeks to provide clarity on the topic of minimum wage legislation by contextualizing the debate and detailing sector-specific empirical evidence of minimum wage legislation's impact in South Africa given the country's unique historical, social and economic context.

      by Aalia Cassim et al.

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