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Freedom and the Wage: Downward Spirals. Is the NMW adequate to prevent unfree labour?

Drew, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-5797-0724 (2021). Freedom and the Wage: Downward Spirals. Is the NMW adequate to prevent unfree labour? (CLS research paper 2021/13). London, UK: The City Law School.

Abstract

The ILO has estimated that in 24% of cases of modern slavery, wages were, or were threatened to be, withheld. This paper considers the role of wages in modern slavery, focusing on cases in Britain and India. The specific question considered is whether the current dominant legal model of the national minimum wage (NMW) is effective to (i) indicate (ii) prevent, compromised freedom. Does current legal thinking (with honourable exceptions) lag behind economic thinking on wages and wage inequality?

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © 2021 Sandhya Drew, The City Law School. This text may be downloaded for personal research purposes only. Any additional reproduction for other purposes, whether in hard copy or electronically, requires the consent of the author(s). If cited or quoted, reference should be made to the name(s) of the author(s), the title, the number, and the working paper series. All rights reserved.
Publisher Keywords: National Minimum Wage, freedom, unfree labour, supply chains, economic inequality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
The City Law School > Professional Programmes
Date available in CRO: 14 Dec 2021 12:11
Date deposited: 14 December 2021
Date of first online publication: 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/27289
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