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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
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
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.