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Minimum-Wage and Low-Wage Jobs

  • By: Elizabeth Nisbet
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Jobs with low pay share a number of characteristics beyond wage levels. Researchers generally define low-wage jobs by earnings, not in relation to the statutory minimum wage set by the federal government or the higher minimum wages many states have set, ...

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