“A study estimates that $1 more would save thousands of lives”
The Economist magazine, citing a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, say that:
“OF ALL THE tactics governments employ to raise living standards, few stir as much controversy as the minimum wage. Advocates claim that minimum wages help boost earnings in industries with too little competition, and prevent workers from being exploited. Critics maintain that, by setting an arbitrary floor on pay, minimum wages reduce overall employment, particularly among low-skilled workers. Now a group of epidemiologists at Emory University in Atlanta say the minimum wage has other benefits that have been overlooked …”
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