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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

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Minimum Wage

Basic / Guaranteed Minimum Income

Minimum Wage - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Minimum Wage: Reports & Other Resources

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Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, October 2015 Volume 54, Issue 4 Pages 529–758: complete issue on minimum wage

The Fraser Institute, March 3, 2016: “Raising the Minimum Wage: Misguided Policy, Unintended Consequences - Report” (76 pages, PDF)

Green, D. (2015 April). The Case for Increasing the Minimum Wage What does the academic literature tell us? Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (12 pages, PDF.)

Lopresti, John W., & Mumford, K.J. (2015). "Who benefits from a minimum wage increase?" Upjohn Institue Working Paper 15-224. Kalamazoo, MI : W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Campolieti, M. (2015). Minimum Wages and Wage Spillovers in Canada. Canadian Public Policy 41(1), 15-34.

Green, D. A.(2014). What Is a Minimum Wage For?: Empirical Results and Theories of Justice. Canadian Public Policy 40(4), 293-314. University of Toronto Press.

Brochu, P., & Green, D. A. (2013). The impact of minimum wages on labour market transitions. The Economic Journal, 123(573), 1203-1235

Edmonds, S. & Sidhu, N. (2014 Nov.) Where are Minimum Wage Earners in Ontario Working? An Analysis of Minimum Wage Employment and Firm Size. Social Planning Toronto .

Krassa, M. & Radcliff, B. (2014). Evidence That Higher Minimum Wages Improve Economic Well-Being. Scholars Strategy Network.

Giulietti, C. (2014). Is the Minimum Wage a Pull Factor for Immigrants?

NCLS (National Conference of States Legislatures): State Minimum Wages | 2014 Minimum Wage by State

Brennan, J. & Stanford, J. (2014). Dispelling Minimum Wage Mythology: the Minimum Wage and the Impact on Jobs in Canada, 1983-2012. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Sabia, J. J. (2014). The Effects of Minimum Wages Over the Business Cycle. Journal of Labor Research, 35(3) (Sept 2014), 227-245.

Neumark, D., Salas, J.M.I. & Wascher, W. (2014) Revisiting the Minimum Wage-Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater? ILR Review, 67 (spring supplement), 608-648.

Lamman, C. (2014). The Economic Effects of Living Wage Laws. Fraser Institute. (44 pages, PDF)

Clavet, N-J., Duclos, J-Y & Lacroix, G. (2013). Fighting poverty: Assessing the Effect of Guaranteed Minium Income Proposals in Quebec.  Canadian Public Policy, 39(4), 491-516.

Minimum Wage Advisory Panel: Report and Recommendations to the Minister of Labour (Ontario), 2014 (91 pages, PDF)

Wellesley Institute, October 2013: "Who Is Working for Minimum Wage in Ontario?", by Sheila Block. (12 pages, PDF)

Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, July 2013: "Minimum Wage Shocks, Employment Flows and Labor Market Frictions," by Dube, A. Lester, T. & Reich, M. (63 pages, PDF)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – search on “minimum wage”

Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 2013: "Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?," by Schmitt, J.

The Globe and Mail, July 17, 2013: "Ontario strikes new panel on how to raise minimum wage," by Adrian Morrow

work&labour news&research, March 2013: "Boost the Minimum Wage, Boost the Economy" VS. "Want to Help the Poor? Don’t Waste Your Time With the Minimum Wage"

Journal of Labour Research, September 2012: "The (Non) Impact of Minimum Wages on Poverty: Regression and Simulation Evidence for Canada," by Campolieti, M., Gunderson, M. & Lee, B.

Plowman, D. H., & Perryer, C. (2010). Moral sentiments and the minimum wage. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(2), 1-21.

Fang, T., & Gunderson, M. (2009). Minimum wage impacts on older workers: Longitudinal estimates from Canada. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(2), 371-387.

Kerr, K.B. (2008). "Federal Minimum Wages and Low-Income Workers in Canada (Background Paper)."  Library of Parliament Research Publication

Campolieti, M., Fang, T., & Gunderson, M. (2005). Minimum wage impacts on youth employment transitions, 1993–1999. Canadian Journal of Economics, 38(1), 81-104.

Ontario Ministry of Finance, February 2007: "Minimum Wages: Issues And Options For Ontario," by Gunderson, M.

Guaranteed Basic Income

News and Articles

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CBC News, December 10, 2017: "Quebec to offer basic income for 84,000 people unable to work," by Kalina Laframboise

TVO The Agenda (June 20, 2017): Ontario's Basic Income Pilot

TVO The Agenda (Jun 20, 2017):  The Basic Income Debate

Ontario. (2017 March). Basic Income Consultations: What We Heard. Report. 28 p.

Stevens, H. &  Simpson, W. (2017). Toward a national universal guaranteed basic income. Canadian Public Policy 43(2), 120-139. University of Toronto Press.

Simpson, W. & Mason, G. & Godwin, R. (2017). The Manitoba Basic Annual Income Experiment: Lessons Learned 40 Years Later. Canadian Public Policy 43(1), 85-104. University of Toronto Press.

CBC News, Jan. 2, 2017: "Finland launches basic income experiment with Jan. 1 cheques for those in pilot project."

Segal (2016). Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project  for Ontario: A discussion paper and summary.

Ministry of Community and Social Service, November 3, 2016: “Ontario Seeking Input on Basic Income Pilot”

Government of Ontario, November 3, 2016: “Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario,” by Hugh D Segal (101 pages, PDF)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, October 6, 2016: Basic Income: Rethinking Social Policy, edited by Alex Himelfarb and Trish Hennessy (PDF, 62 pages)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, October 5, 2016: "A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income, by David Macdonald (PDF, 42 pages) 

Broadway, R., Cuff, K. & Koebel, K. (2016). Designing a basic income guarantee for Canada. Queen’s Economics Department Working Paper No. 1371. Kingston, Ontario : Queen's University. Department of Economics. (32 pages, PDF)

The Mowat Centre, September 20, 2016: “Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario,” by Evelyn L. Forget, Dylan Marando, Tonya Surman and Michael Crawford Urban (PDF, 35 pages)

BIEN -  Basic Income Earth Network, September 1, 2016:  “New Report on Minimum Income Pilot,” Kate McFarland

CBC News, August 30, 2016: “Ontario to test guaranteed-income program amid warnings about costs, effectiveness,” By Dean Beeby

ontarionewswatch.com, April 4, 2016: "Labour Keeps Its Distance From Guaranteed Annual Income, For Now ...", by Brad James.

CBC News, March 9, 2016: "Basic Income: New Life for an Old Idea", by Soloman Israel.

Globe & Mail, February 26, 2016: "Ottawa should work with Ontario on guaranteed-income strategy: advocates", by Bill Curry.

Toronto Star, February 16, 2016: "The stage is now set for a basic income for all", by Sheila Regehr and Roderick Benns.

Globe & Mail, February 5, 2016: "Minister eyes guaranteed minimum income to tackle poverty", by Bill Curry.

Calnitsky, D. (2016). “More normal than welfare”: The Mincome experiment, stigma, and community experience. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne De Sociologie, 53(1), 26-71.

Conference Board of Canada, January 2016: "Time for another look at a guaranteed annual income", by Glen Hodgson

CBC News, December 20, 2013: "Report suggests guaranteed minimum income in Nunavut".

National Post, December 3, 2015: "Why the Liberals should institute a basic income guarantee", by Roderick Benns

Toronto Star: Commentary, August 6, 2015: "Basic income: just what the doctor ordered:The surest way to improve the health of Canadians is to start prescribing healthy incomes", by Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili.

The Fraser Institute, January 2015: The Practical Challenges of Creating a Guaranteed Annual Income in Canada, by Charles Lamman and Hugh MacIntyre (PDF, 88 pages)

Henderson, D. R. (2015). A philosophical economist's case against a government-guaranteed basic income. The Independent Review, 19(4), 489-502.

Munger, M. (2015). One and one-half cheers for a basic-income guarantee: We could do worse, and already have. The Independent Review, 19(4), 503-513.

Whaples, R. (2015). Skeptical thoughts on a taxpayer-funded basic income guarantee. The Independent Review, 19(4), 531-536.

Pereira, R. (2015, Winter). Basic income will be fairer and cheaper. Inroads, 15-18.

Kesselman, J. R. (2014, Winter). A dubious antipoverty strategy. Inroads, , 33-43.

Huffington Post, December 23, 2014: “A Canadian City Once Eliminated Poverty And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It”, by Zi-Ann Lum.

Cato Unbound: A Journal of Debate, August 4, 2014: "The Pragmatic Libertarian Case for a Basic Income Guarantee", by Matt Zwolinski

CBC News, June 30, 2014: “Guaranteed $20K income for all Canadians endorsed by academics”

Clavet, N-J., Duclos, J-Y & Lacroix, G. (2013). Fighting Poverty: Assessing the Effect of Guaranteed Minimum Income Proposals in Quebec.  Canadian Public Policy, 39(4), 491-516.

Amétépé, F. (2012). The effectiveness of Luxembourg's minimum guaranteed income. International Social Security Review, 65(1), 99-116.

Forget, E. L.(2011). The Town with No Poverty: The Health Effects of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment. Canadian Public Policy 37(3), 283-305. University of Toronto Press.

CBC News, March 25, 2010: 1970s Manitoba poverty experiment called a success

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (2009): Possibilities and Prospects: The Debate Over a Guaranteed Income, by Margot Young and James P. Mulvale (PDF, 38 pages)

Policy Options, April 2008: “Guaranteed Annual Income: Why Milton Friedman and Bob Stanfield Were Right”, by Hugh Segal

Duclos, J-Y. (2007). Economic security: A better income security system for all Canadians. In St-Hilaire, F., Ragan, C. T. S., Leonard, J., & Institute for Research on Public Policy. (2007). A Canadian priorities agenda: Policy choices to improve economic and social well-being. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy

Howard, M. W. (2007). A NAFTA dividend: A guaranteed minimum income for North America. Basic Income Studies, 2(1)

Steensland, B.. (2006). Cultural Categories and the American Welfare State: The Case of Guaranteed Income Policy. American Journal of Sociology, 111(5), 1273–1326.

Tcherneva, P., & Wray, L.R. (2005). Can basic income and job guarantees deliver on their promises? https://papers.ssrn.com

Manitoba Basic Annual Income Experiment (1979) (documents)

Websites:

Basic Income Canada Network

U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network

Basic Income Earth Network

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canada AND ("guaranteed income"OR "guaranteed Jobs")

Guaranteed Basic Income - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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