From the U-T San Diego:
This sparked a rush of new research, which bolstered previous findings that rising minimums cause unemployment. “That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it; it means we should think about the trade-offs,” said David Neumark, a UC Irvine economist who co-authored a comprehensive review of such research in 2007. Even if society decided that a “living wage” was worth tossing thousands of low-wage earners out of work, that doesn’t necessarily equate to greater social justice. About one third of minimum-wage workers live in households that earn $50,000 a year or more, Neumark says.

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