Poverty, Prosperity, and the Minimum Wage (Opposing Viewpoints) (Paperback)

Poverty, Prosperity, and the Minimum Wage (Opposing Viewpoints) By Avery Elizabeth Hurt (Editor) Cover Image

Poverty, Prosperity, and the Minimum Wage (Opposing Viewpoints) (Paperback)

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The US federal hourly minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 for more than a decade, even though both inflation and productivity have risen steadily. Experts say an hourly wage of $24 is in keeping with inflation, although even a raise to $15 per hour would succeed in lifting nearly one million Americans out of poverty. Some states and cities have done just that, but a gridlocked Congress has prevented it from happening on the federal level. This resource asks the question: In one of the world's richest countries, why are so many workers unable to cover basic living expenses?
Product Details ISBN: 9781534508460
ISBN-10: 1534508465
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: December 30th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Opposing Viewpoints