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Economic Morality and Jewish Law$
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Aaron Levine

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199826865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.001.0001

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The Living Wage and Jewish Law

The Living Wage and Jewish Law

(p.191) Chapter 7 The Living Wage and Jewish Law
Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Aaron Levine

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the living wage as an anti-poverty measure from the perspective of welfare economics and Jewish law. It discusses the following issues of economic morality: legitimate interferences of employers to the market forces and the accomplishment of the anti-poverty objective. It also provides an analysis on the anti-poverty policies such as the Earned Income Tax Credit for supply side and increase in employment opportunities on the demand side of the marketplace.

Keywords:   living wage, welfare economics, Jewish labor law, Jewish charity law, economic morality, anti-poverty policies, Earned Income Tax Credit

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