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In the richest country in the world, one out of every four jobs pays less than poverty wages and lacks health care coverage, paid sick days, training and pensions. Similar service jobs in other industrialized countries pay significantly better and workers get health coverage, sick pay and vacations, according to recent reports by the Russell Sage Foundation's "Future of Work Project," because these countries have made different policy choices. Other businesses choose a high-road model to reduce turnover and increase productivity by paying workers a living wage and providing basic benefits.
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