From jstor:
In a 2003 paper in The Journal of Human Resources, economists David Neumark [professor of economics at UCI] and Scott Adams looked for the effects of the laws on various economic outcomes. … Their data shows that living wage laws have “positive and significant” effects on pay for low-wage workers, but they do moderately reducing the employment rates of low-skilled workers.
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