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Chapter I. Historical Development of Public Regulation of

the Rate of Wages..
In England ..
In Australasia
In the United States.

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Chapter II. The Constitutional Aspect of Minimum Wage

Legislation in the United States...
The Police Power...
Health and Safety
Morals ...
Protection against Oppression
The Police Power and the Fourteenth Amendment..
Freedom of Contract.
Class Legislation
Delegation of Legislative Power to the Commission..

Legislative Discretion and Judicial Supervision..
Chapter III. The Test of Experience..

Effects on Industry
Effects on Wages ..
Effects on Efficiency and on Industrial Peace.

Chapter IV. A Résumé..
Appendix. An Analysis of Modern Minimum Wage Legis-

lation. Foreign Legislation.
New Zealand: The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitra-

tion Act. 1894-1901..
New South Wales
Victoria : Special Boards Act, 1896...
Great Britain: Trade Boards Act, 1909.

Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act, 1912..
The Victorian and the British Legislation.

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Australia. Official Year Book for the Commonwealth of Aus-

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Filed on Behalf of Respondents in Stettler vs. O'Hara. Su

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Survey. Russell Sage Foundation Publication. N. Y. 1909. Chicago. Social Evil in Chicago. Report of Vice Commission.

1911. Clark, Victor S. The Labor Movement in Australasia. H. Holt

and Company. N. Y. 1906. Commons, John R. Proposed Minimum Wage Law for Wis

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Conditions of Wage Earning Women and Minors in the

State of Connecticut. 1913.
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mittee to the 33d Annual Convention. 1913.
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Chicago. 1904.
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N. Y. 1913.
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London. 1895.
Hutchins, B. L., and A. Harrison. A History of Factory Legis-

lation. P. S. King & Son. Westminster. 1903.
Kansas City. Report on Wage Earning Women in Kansas City.

Board of Public Welfare of Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1913. Lloyd, Henry D. Newest England. Doubleday, Page & Com

pany. N. Y. 1900.
Massachusetts. Report of the Commission on Minimum Wage

Boards. Boston. 1912.
Mill, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. C. C.

Little and J. Brown. Boston.
National Civic Federation. Sixteenth annual meeting, Washing-

ton, D. C., January 17, 1916. Report by A. J. Porter.

New Zealand. Department of Labor. Annual Report. 1909.
Oregon. Report of Social Survey Committee of the Consumer's

League of Oregon. 1913.
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H. W. Wilson Company, White Plains, N. Y. 1916.
Reeves, William Pember. State Experiments in Australia and

New Zealand. Vol. II. Grant Richards, London. 1902.
Rogers, Thorold. Work and Wages. G. P. Putnam's Sons, N. Y.

1884. Rowntree, B. S. Poverty-A Study of Town Life. Macmillan

& Company. London. 1901.
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London. 1913.
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in Australia. Victor S. Clark.
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in New Zealand. Victor S. Clark.
United States. Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Whole

Number 167.
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ond session, 1911. Federal Report on Conditions of Women
and Child Wage-Earners in the United States Government

Printing Office. Washington. 1911.
Victoria. Chief Inspector of Factories. Annual Reports, 1909,

1910, 1913.
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Olympia. 1914.
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pany. Boston. 1909.
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American Economic Review. March 1912. Legal Minimum

Wage in the United States. A. N. Holcombe.
American Labor Legislation Review. Theory of the Minimum

Wage. H. R. Seager. February, 1913.
American Political Science Review. February, 1914. Individual

and the State. Westel Woodbury Willoughby.
American Political Science Review. February, 1914. Philosophy

of Labor legislation. William F. Willoughby. Journal of Political economy. University of Chicago Press.

December, 1912. Economic Theory of a Legal Minimum

Wage. Sidney Webb.
Literary Digest. March 22, 1912.
Outlook. October 26, 1901.
Survey. February 6, 1915. Where Life Is More than Meat.

M. B. Hammond.
Survey. 29: 659; 30: 736; 31:50 February, 1915.
Survey, February 6, 1915. State and the Minimum Wage in

England. John A. Hobson.


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