More recently, in January, [UCI Distinguished Professor of economics, David] Neumark, with a colleague, issued a working paper …. The study concluded that nearly 80 percent of the papers linked job losses with a higher minimum wage. “This evidence of negative employment effects is stronger for teens and young adults, and more so for the less-educated,” the study said. … “None of this evidence says the minimum wage ‘lifts the economy,’ and there is simply no research basis for that conclusion,” Neumark told The Fact Checker in an email.

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