July 17, 2019

Charles Brown says it is difficult to know how raising minimum wage alone affects earnings and employment

In an article explaining Michigan’s minimum wage law for The Bridge, Charles Brown says that because wages and employment are influenced by multiple economic conditions, it is difficult to assess what impact raising the minimum wage alone would have. While in the short term, it appears that the number of workers whose wages rise will out number those who lose their jobs, it isn’t as clear what will happen over the long term.