Minimum Wage Research Paper Introduction

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Another reason the minimum wage [should/should not] be legally enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against the legal enforcement of the minimum wage.]

 

 

Another reason the minimum wage [should/should not] be legally enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against the legal enforcement of the minimum wage.]

 

 

 

  • Having a legally required minimum wage assures that the poorest and most vulnerable class of workers can meet their basic needs.
  • The minimum wage encourages more spending by the poorest class and stimulates economic growth.
  • A standard minimum wage is a human right.
  • A minimum wage improves both the quality and efficiency of labor.
  • Implementing a minimum wage can decrease government spending on supportive programs for low-income households. 

 

 

  • Businesses should be able to set their wages independently of government controls.
  • A minimum wage can cause a surplus in labor and create more unemployment.
  • The minimum wage is unfair to small or start-up companies and encourages the growth of already-big companies.
  • A minimum wage can prevent individuals from pursuing higher education and therefore can decrease the quality of an economy's human capital. 

 

 

 

Wikinvest.com Reference Page on the Minimum Wage Principle

 

United States Department of Labor Information on the Minimum Wage

 

U.C. Davis Center for Poverty Research: History of the Minimum Wage

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The debates about the minimum wage in our society revolve around a variety of [choose one or more: economic, political, ethical] perspectives. 

 

 

  • Economic issues related to the minimum wage include enforcing a basic standard of living for the poorest class of workers, raising the average earnings in an economy and stimulating economic growth by encouraging more spending among those receiving a minimum wage. 
  • Political issues related to the middle wage principle involve the amount of power a government has to regulate businesses and the role of lawmakers in providing a fair wage to the poorest workers. 
  • Ethical concerns related to the middle wage include the perspective that those who work the lowest paying jobs should be able to afford a basic and decent standard of living, and that lawmakers have an ethical responsibility to address the needs of the lowest paid workers. 
  • Legal issues related to the minimum wage include determining the set value for the minimum wage in an ever-changing economy and making decisions about when to change or update the minimum wage. 

 

 

Wikinvest.com Reference Page on the Minimum Wage Principle

 

United States Department of Labor Information on the Minimum Wage

 

U.C. Davis Center for Poverty Research: History of the Minimum Wage

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