So far, the Seattle minimum-wage increase is doing what it’s supposed to do

What happens when a study shows that a minimum-wage increase is simply having its intended effect? When it’s found to raise the pay of low-wage workers without causing much in the way of the job displacements that critics rail about?

By Jared Bernstein

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Making sense of a $15 minimum wage in Alberta

Alberta’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage is unlikely to have much of a negative impact on employment

by Trevor Tombe and Blake Shaffer

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More than Minimum: Calculating Edmonton’s Living Wage

The 2016 living wage for Edmonton is $16.69 per hour. This is the amount that a family of four with two parents who work full-time require to live in economic stability and maintain a modest standard of living.
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Profile of Low-Wage Workers in Alberta

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Seven Reasons the Minimum Wage Should be $15 an Hour

Prof. Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at University of California (Berkeley), former Labor Secretary in President Bill Clinton’s administration

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A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

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The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage

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Raise wages, kill jobs? Seven decades of historical data find no correlation between minimum wage increases and employment levels

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The case for a $15 minimum wage in Alberta

Parkland Institute, University of Alberta, May 28, 2015

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Dispelling Minimum Wage Mythology: The Minimum Wage and the Impact on Jobs in Canada, 1983-2012

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), October 2014

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