Topic Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in the United States continues to be one of the most important policy levers for establishing a floor for job quality. Equitable Growth’s research and analysis demonstrates that higher minimum wages has the potential to increase earnings without reducing employment.

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Coronavirus Recession

Why minimum wages are a critical tool for achieving racial justice in the U.S. labor market

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Rebuilding U.S. labor market wage standards

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Where does your state’s minimum wage rank against the median wage?

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Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus recession exposes how U.S. labor laws fail gig workers and independent contractors

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Factsheet: Minimum wage increases are good for U.S. workers and the U.S. economy

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Building high-road supply networks in the United States

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.39 million in research grants for scholars examining economic inequality and growth

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Minimum Wages and Employment Composition

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Sectoral bargaining and spillovers in monopsonistic labour markets

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Unequal Protections: Regional Disparities in Labor Standards Policies, Enforcement, and Violations

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 1

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How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

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Webinar: How to strengthen U.S. labor standards enforcement to protect workers’ rights

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Webinar: Transforming U.S. supply chains to create good jobs

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New evidence on the success of gig-worker pay standards for ride-hail drivers

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Honoring Black History Month: How the history of violence and systemic racism continue to impact economic outcomes for African Americans

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Executive action to combat wage theft against U.S. workers

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