minimum wage

Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Reduced Depressive Symptoms in Low‐Wage Workers: A Quasi‐Natural Experiment in the UK

This study – by Aaron Reeves, Martin McKee, Johan Mackenbach, Margaret Whitehead, and David Stuckler – has been published in Health Economics. The summary says: “Does increasing incomes improve health? In 1999, the UK government implemented minimum wage legislation, increasing hourly…
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Higher minimum wages are linked to lower suicide rates

“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…
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