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CSDE Affiliates Co-Author Two Minimum Wage Ordinance Studies

Posted: 2/15/2019 (CSDE Research)

UW News recently featured two studies about Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance conducted by research teams replete with CSDE Affiliates. One paper, published in the Social Work and Society International Online Journal, found that more than half of Seattle’s child care businesses were affected by increased labor costs. Co-authors include CSDE Affiliates Heather D. Hill and Scott W. Allard, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Jennifer Romich, School of Social Work, and Jennifer J. Otten, Health Services.

Another article, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found no significant evidence of price increases on local area supermarket food prices associated with the minimum wage ordinance. CSDE Affiliates Mark Long, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and Jennifer J. Otten, Health Services, are co-authors.

Congratulations to all for leading such important research!

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