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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 21–25.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Institute 2017 United Kingdom Theresa May immigration minimum wage family migration TERMINAL5INSIDER L ondon —Mustafa has not seen his father for three years, a painful absence that often comes to his mind during the daily school run. “Where is my father?” he asks his mother, Muhado...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2013
... most expensive city, the living wage for a family of four is $19.14 an hour (for each parent)—almost $9.00 above the minimum wage. In 2008, the living wage for the Greater Toronto Area was $16.60 per hour, equivalent to $57,000 per year for two parents each working full-time. In terms of a living wage...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 81–88.
Published: 01 March 2014
... as 13—work on Argaman’s farms. They earn below the Israeli minimum wage, receive no social security or health benefits from their Israeli employers, and have no job security. Many are hired on a daily basis by a Palestinian intermediary, a waseet , contracted by the Israeli farm owner to recruit...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 26–29.
Published: 01 March 2017
... York have pursued bills that help undocumented students attend college, protect LGBT rights, and increase the minimum wage. These local policies take into account the actual demographics of America. Support for a multicultural society that is welcoming to migrants and refugees is not antithetical...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 December 2014
... labor, due to a high minimum wage, has destroyed many unskilled jobs. To solve these supply-side problems, the required economic policies are quite clear: cut government spending and reduce corporate taxes, thereby allowing production efficiency to increase. Additionally, the government must curb...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 119–124.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., and the age of austerity set in. The government slashed public-sector pay, pensions, and benefits. In 2013, unemployment peaked at nearly 18 percent. Members of my generation, the “most educated in Portugal’s history,” moved abroad or worked for minimum wage—less than $600 a month. My parents had always...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 33–42.
Published: 01 March 2013
... on portugal’s coast because that nation’s minimum wage is known to be half of spain’s . Portugal was first inundated by refugees, called retornados , after the independence of its African colonies in 1975. During decolonization, nearly a million people fled former Portuguese Africa—tens of thousands...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (1): 61–71.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., the Commission still tries to fend off those rehashing the “bendy bananas” by explaining that setting such standards is the norm in all countries and essential for the smooth functioning of international trade. It is to no avail. there is no eu minimum wage nor standard retirement age, mandatory holidays...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 16–20.
Published: 01 September 2017
... recently adopted legislation guaranteeing domestic laborers a minimum wage, overtime pay, and protection from harassment, few migrants are willing to pursue legal remedies for fear of drawing scrutiny to their immigration status. In 2011, the ILO introduced a treaty to protect domestic laborers...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (3): 45–51.
Published: 01 September 2003
... The tions between labor ministers. Only viola­ same applies to environmental standards. tions of health and safety, child labor, and Treaties contain broad language on environ­ minimum wage laws may invoke govern­ mental principles, which are implemented ment sanctions. by regulations regarding air...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2015
... amount of monthly food, is currently at over 78,000 bolivares (or $12,284). The minimum wage is just under 7,500 bolivares ($1,181). Venezuelan homes need over 10 minimum wages to be able to afford the baseline nutritional intake. It doesn’t matter though. Venezuelans can spend several weeks trying...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 39–45.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., they lose their jobs. If they seek unionism, then the government is not on the side of the workers. That is why amendments to labor laws are anti-union, especially with respect to the minimum wage. If we are talking about factory workers who have problems and want to raise their voice, then the buyer...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 39–47.
Published: 01 March 2014
... workers, did gain the right to earn minimum wage. Pension reform granted women financial assistance for each living child, and the principle of equal pay was incorporated into the Labor Code. But there is a long way to go. The wage gap between men and women in Chile has grown in recent years, according...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (3): 88–97.
Published: 01 September 2013
... reforms to date—like minimum wage increases in 2010 and the announcement of additional increases following Rana Plaza in 2012—have been knee-jerk reactions to overwhelming international and domestic pressure. In June 2013, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed amendments to the Labor Law that make several...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 47–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a nutritious diet to its population. But that’s becoming an increasingly difficult equation. The cedi has plunged 25 percent in value against the dollar in the past year, the worst-performing of 24 African currencies tracked by Bloomberg. It’s now worth barely 25 U.S. cents. At that rate, the national minimum...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 21 (4): 19–28.
Published: 01 December 2005
... itself: “If labor opposes an tentious. Most Democrats will unite in op­ agreement with a country with a higher position, and some Republican legislators minimum wage, twice the percentage of will peel away under pressure from the union workers, and arguably higher labor sugar lobby or other...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 20 (4): 30–40.
Published: 01 December 2004
... gentina. Other groups, such as Chile’s Par- cording to the International Labor Organi­ ticipa and Argentina’s Conciencia, did much zation, the minimum wage declined by 30 to prepare citizens, especially the poor and percent on average in 13 out of 18 countries previously disenfranchised...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (3): 3–8.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Observer for the Organization for Security and Coooperation in Europe (OSCE). Dieter Dettke is a foreign and security policy specialist and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Frank Vogl is the author of Waging War on Corruption—Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 74–84.
Published: 01 December 2012
... choose between poverty, living off their parents’ dwindling resources, or emigrating. The minimum monthly salary of €751 ($967) has been cut to €586 ($758). Overall, wage cuts in the past three years have erased the 33 percent increase achieved between 1995 and 2009. Unemployment benefits are €360 ($464...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 66–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., in the past 30 years, to enhance its political position in the region, despite all the constraints, limitations, wars, and pressures that it faced. We had eight years of imposed war. But look at the end result: where Iraq is—the nation that waged a war against us—and where we are. Iran is evolving from...
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