The Minimum Wage, Worker Rights, and Household Well-being

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Minimum Wage and Worker Rights

Summer 2019

Taught By: Yana Rodgers

Section: A

CRN: 1737

Credits: 1

The past quarter century has seen a surge in scholarly interest in the impact of minimum wage legislation across countries. The minimum wage is primarily used as a vehicle for lifting the incomes of poor workers, but it can entail distortionary costs. Some studies have found large negative employment effects while others have found little to no effect. Minimum wage impacts in developing countries vary considerably not only because of labor market conditions, but also because of noncompliance and the presence of large informal sectors. This policy can impact entire households through the income that parents earn as well as changes in child labor within and outside of the home. This course provides a thorough overview of these issues and introduces theoretical and empirical tools to better understand the costs and benefits of the minimum wage.

Please email to register after June 1.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Workshop (W)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:36am 4/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 204

Date Range: 7/19/2019 - 7/19/2019

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 204

Date Range: 7/24/2019 - 8/7/2019