Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Reduce Poverty? (Page One Economics)
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office tackles that question in a new report and highlights the trade-off presented by increasing the minimum wage. The March 2014 issue explains the debate and discusses whether other approaches may be more effective in helping alleviate poverty.
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