Category Archives: minimum wage

Minimum Wage Hits the Bulls’ Eye

Cross-posted from EPI Blog Social or labor market policies are measured by their reach, their adequacy, and their costs. By these metrics, a minimum wage increase is a slam dunk. A generation of research now demonstrates pretty decisively that markets can accommodate … Continue reading

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Benchmarking the Minimum (update)

This chart updates the one I did with John Schmitt a year ago, benchmarking the minimum to key productivity measures.  For an excellent discussion of the background issues, see John’s article in Democracy.  For a fuller discussion of the minimum … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage: Making Work Pay

Charting the historic–and declining–value of the minimum wage Based on the same chart prepared for the Economic Policy Institute’s State of Working America, available (with data download) HERE.

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