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Dube: Higher minimum wage doesn’t reduce jobs

Arin Dube

Arin Dube, UMass Amherst economics professor, is interviewed by The Real News Network.  He discusses his findings from a recently completed study which examines the affect of minimum wage on employment. 

Dube’s research looks at the effects of minimum wage differentials across state boarders where the minimum wage is higher on one side of the border than the other. His research focuses on the service industry, which he said employs the majority of minimum wage workers. According to his findings, both the short and long term effects of the increased wage on unemployment were negligible.

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