1st Edition

A Study on the Minimum Wage

By J. Henry Richardson Copyright 1927

    First Published in 1927, A Study on the Minimum Wage contains constructive proposals regarding the essential features of a satisfactory minimum wage system. Based on a comprehensive international study of existing legislation and practice in the 1920s, it brings crucial themes like objects of minimum wage legislation; the living wage; provisions for the worker’s family; relation between the wages of men and women; machinery for fixing minimum wages; methods of enforcement; and the capacity of industry to pay. Rich in archival resources, this book is an essential read for students and researchers of labour history, labour economics, and political economy in general.

    Preface 1. Introduction 2. Objects of Minimum Wage Legislation 3. Bases Adopted in Different Countries 4. The Living Wage 5. Capacity of Industry to Pay 6. A National Minimum 7. Provisions for the Worker’s Family 8. Relation Between the Wages of Men and Women 9. Wages Below the General Minimum 10. Machinery for Fixing Minimum Wages 11. Methods of Enforcement 12. International Action Index


    J.H. Richardson