Global Issues Lecture to Focus on Minimum Wage Policy

April 19, 2006

Baylor University professor Dr. Jerold Waltman will deliver a lecture titled "International Trends in Minimum Wage Policy" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 116 of the Draper Academic Building as part of the Global Issues Lecture Series.

As a professor in the political science department at Baylor, Waltman's research has focused on minimum and living wage issues, as well as public law, comparative law, British politics and labor markets. He currently is writing a book comparing minimum wage policies in the United States and Britain. Waltman also has published eight additional books concerning American and British political and economic issues.

"In many countries, there is a renewed emphasis on minimum wage policies as a way to fight poverty," Waltman said. "But people need to know its limitations and how it relates to other social and economic policies. Thus, serious discussion is necessary."

The Global Issues Lecture Series is sponsored by Baylor's Center for International Education and the Latin American studies program.

For more information about Waltman's lecture or the Global Issues Lecture Series, contact Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes at (254) 710-4531 or Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

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