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EconGuy Videos: Minimum Wage
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Is raising the minimum wage a good idea? Many people think it's a great way to help low-income families. But some economists worry that the minimum wage doesn't reach the poorest families, helps a lot of people who don't need it, and can lead to job cuts. Here are some facts & figures from the debate over the minimum wage

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Patrick Walsh
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Individual Authors
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/14/2014
Fast Food Forward
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A one-day strike by fast food workers in New York City is a teachable moment for students on the fast food industry and worker organizing. This lesson includes a brainstorm, small-group readings and discussion, and an opinion continuum activity to get students thinking about these issues.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Laura McClure
Date Added:
12/13/2012
Minimum Wage and the Effects on the Cost of Living
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This resource is an integrated unit spanning math, economics and English. This unit is focused on the the subject of the minimum wage and the themes of equity, financial stability and quality of life.

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English Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Johanna Paraiso
Sunny Chan
Ji Lee
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Price Floors: Minimum Wage
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This 9 minute video will aid students in understanding how minimum wage attempts to create economic equity but will create a surplus of labor. This video will aid in the mastery of standards EPF. 3 (d) and 10 (b)

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
10/31/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e
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Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition.

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
06/29/2017
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Globalization and Protectionism, International Trade and Its Effects on Jobs, Wages, and Working Conditions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Discuss how international trade influences the job market
Analyze the opportunity cost of protectionism
Explain how international trade impacts wages, labor standards, and working conditions

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Inflation, The Confusion Over Inflation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Explain how inflation can cause redistributions of purchasing power
Identify ways inflation can blur the perception of supply and demand
Explain the economic benefits and challenges of inflation

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Labor and Financial Markets, Demand and Supply at Work in Labor Markets
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Predict shifts in the demand and supply curves of the labor market
Explain the impact of new technology on the demand and supply curves of the labor market
Explain price floors in the labor market such as minimum wage or a living wage

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e, Unemployment, What Causes Changes in Unemployment over the Short Run
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Analyze cyclical unemployment
Explain the relationship between sticky wages and employment using various economic arguments
Apply supply and demand models to unemployment and wages

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Problem Based Module: How Much to Tip?
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In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there are no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
03/29/2018
Should Fast Food Workers Get a Raise?
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Students learn about the demographics and experiences of fast food workers and their efforts to raise wages through strikes over the past year, and consider what consequences major wage increases might have on consumers and economy.

Subject:
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Reduce Poverty?
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office tackles that question in a new report and highlights the trade-off presented by increasing the minimum wage. The March 2014 issue explains the debate and discusses whether other approaches may be more effective in helping alleviate poverty.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Date Added:
10/09/2014