February 27, 2014

Jonathan Williams

Why hello there, evidence

Opponents love to claim that raising the minimum wage will drive businesses elsewhere, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

A study at the University of California at Berkeley compared hundreds of pairs of adjacent counties in states with differing minimum wage rates and concluded that a higher minimum wage didn’t significantly affect employment.

“We found in these cross-border comparisons that employment did not decline on the higher wage side of the border,” said Michael Reich, one of three authors.

 Read the whole article or check out the full study for yourself.

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