How Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Would Help Working Families and Give the Economy a Boost

How Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Would Help Working Families and Give the Economy a Boost. Economic Policy Institute. Doug Hall and David Cooper. August 14, 2012.

Over the past year, increasing attention has focused on the prevalence and growth of income inequality in the United States. While soaring incomes at the top of the income distribution have played a large role in these trends, so too has the failure to ensure that lower-income workers earn a fair wage. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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