Minimum wage

What Are The Broader Impacts of the Minimum Wage?

By ·January 7, 2019
Texas A&M University

The Issue:

Debates about the minimum wage tend to be about whether raising it leads to a reduction in employment, typically focusing on job losses soon after the minimum wage is raised. Evidence on the short-run impact of the minimum wage on the number of jobs is mixed, and controversial (see here and here for opposing ...
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Who Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage?

By ·November 27, 2018
Texas A&M University

The Issue:

Raising the minimum wage is broadly viewed as a policy that combats poverty. Most of the focus of the debate over the minimum wage has been on whether raising it leads to job losses, but an overlooked key point is which workers see their wages rise with an increase in the minimum wage.
The workers who
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What Does the Seattle Experience Teach Us About Minimum Wages?

By and ·August 7, 2017
University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University

The Issue:

The federal minimum wage is $7.25, well below historical levels in real terms. Many large cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami Beach, and seven states have implemented higher minimum wages. Both California and New York State, along with several cities, are scheduled to raise ...
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Do Minimum Wages Really Kill Jobs?

By and ·April 27, 2017
University of California, Berkeley

The Issue:

Democrats in the House and Senate have announced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage gradually from its current $7.25 to $15 by 2024. If inflation averages 2 percent between now and 2024, a $15 minimum wage in 2024 would be worth $12.50 in today’s dollars. This increase would place the federal ...
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