A news story on efforts to raise the federal minimum wage includes comments from Arindrajit Dube, economics.

A news story on efforts to raise the federal minimum wage includes comments from Arindrajit Dube, economics, one of the authors of a recent study of 138 minimum wage increases in the U.S. between 1979 and 2016. “What we found was that these policies have the intended consequences of raising wages at the bottom” of the income scale and “have some degree of spillover beyond the minimum wage,” Dube says. “At the same time there is no overall evidence we found that the number of low-wage jobs are actually reduced.” He says the researchers didn’t find adverse impact on employment. (U.S. News & World Report, 8/9/19; News Office release)