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The Resource Bound by our Constitution : women, workers, and the minimum wage, Vivien Hart

Bound by our Constitution : women, workers, and the minimum wage, Vivien Hart

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Bound by our Constitution : women, workers, and the minimum wage
Title
Bound by our Constitution
Title remainder
women, workers, and the minimum wage
Statement of responsibility
Vivien Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What difference does a written constitution make to public policy? How have women workers fared in a nation bound by constitutional principles, compared with those not covered by formal, written guarantees of fair procedure or equitable outcome? To investigate these questions, Vivien Hart traces the evolution of minimum wage policies in the United States and Britain from their common origins in women's politics around 1900 to their divergent outcomes in our day. She argues, contrary to common wisdom, that the advantage has been with the American constitutional system rather than the British." "Basing her analysis on primary research, Hart reconstructs legal strategies and policy decisions that revolved around the recognition of women as workers and the public definition of gender roles. Contrasting seismic shifts and expansion in American minimum wage policy with indifference and eventual abolition in Britain, she challenges pre-conceptions about the constraints of American constitutionalism versus British flexibility. Though constitutional requirements did block and frustrate women's attempts to gain fair wages, they also, as Hart demonstrates, created a terrain in the United States for principled debate about women, work, and the state - and a momentum for public policy - unparalleled in Britain. Hart's book should be of interest to policy, labor, women's, and legal historians, to political scientists, and to students of gender issues, law, and social policy."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Vivien
Dewey number
  • 344/.0121
  • 342.4121
Index
index present
LC call number
K1781
LC item number
.H37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics : historical, international, and comparative perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minimum wage
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Wages
  • Women
  • Minimum wage
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Wages
  • Women
  • Minimumlonen
  • Vrouwen
  • Grondrechten
  • Gelijke behandeling
  • Salaires minimums
  • Discrimination sexuelle dans l'emploi
  • Salaires
  • Femmes
  • Salaires minimums
  • Discrimination sexuelle dans l'emploi
  • Salaires
  • Femmes
  • Frau
  • Mindestlohn
  • Verfassungsrecht
  • Geschichte
  • USA
Label
Bound by our Constitution : women, workers, and the minimum wage, Vivien Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Constitutional politics -- Chapter Two: No sweat: work and women, Britain, 1895-1905 -- Chapter Three: Low-paid workers: the trade boards act, Britain, 1906-1909 -- Chapter Four: A sex problem: the politics of difference, U.S.A., 1907-1921 -- Chapter Five: Police power: the welfare of women, U.S.A., 1907-1921 -- Chapter Six: Gender trap: protection versus equality, U.S.A., 1921-1923 -- Chapter Seven: Due process: the welfare of the economy, U.S.A., 1923-1937 -- Chapter Eight: Labor and commerce: the fair labor standards act, U.S.A., 1937-1938 -- Chapter Nine: Conclusion: The minimum wage in the 1900s
Control code
29671101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780691034805
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94001052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610062
Label
Bound by our Constitution : women, workers, and the minimum wage, Vivien Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Constitutional politics -- Chapter Two: No sweat: work and women, Britain, 1895-1905 -- Chapter Three: Low-paid workers: the trade boards act, Britain, 1906-1909 -- Chapter Four: A sex problem: the politics of difference, U.S.A., 1907-1921 -- Chapter Five: Police power: the welfare of women, U.S.A., 1907-1921 -- Chapter Six: Gender trap: protection versus equality, U.S.A., 1921-1923 -- Chapter Seven: Due process: the welfare of the economy, U.S.A., 1923-1937 -- Chapter Eight: Labor and commerce: the fair labor standards act, U.S.A., 1937-1938 -- Chapter Nine: Conclusion: The minimum wage in the 1900s
Control code
29671101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780691034805
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94001052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1610062

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