Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Funding ID

1P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

This research brief discusses findings that show each additional dollar of minimum wage reduces infant deaths by up to 1.8% annually in large U.S. cities. Over 1,400 infants could be saved annually if localities were allowed to raise the minimum wage to $15. State laws that prevent cities and counties from raising their minimum wage contribute to infant deaths.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

minimum wage, infant mortality, public policy

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Family, Life Course, and Society | Work, Economy and Organizations

Date

1-18-2021

Acknowledgements

The authors are affiliates of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies, which receives funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant # 1P30AG066583). Funding for this study was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action Program.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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