Economics of Labor (220:304)
Prof. Leo Troy
The topic "The Minimum Wage: Can it Eliminate Poverty?" will require that you consider two separate topics. Use the following phrases or keywords to help sort out your thoughts:
Of course, you should think of other related concepts to provide more focus to your research.
Use IRIS, our online catalog, to locate books which may help you. Books that are not at Dana may be requested from other libraries with the button. Start with the subject heading "minimum wage" and select "SUBJECT begins with" from the pull-down menu.
Start with the compilation of reports from the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress on The Case Against a Higher Minimum Wage. There is also a lengthy bibliography of economic studies related to the topic.
Detailed statistics on Pay and Benefits are compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Detailed statistics on Poverty are compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Here is a sample of resources from selected organizations, some of which are conservative and others are liberal in their viewpoints: