CNY Central interviews Lerner Affiliate Doug Wolf about his study finding that raising minimum wage could save lives

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Lerner Affiliate, Doug Wolf, is leading a study that looks at how minimum wage impacts public health, specifically infants. His research indicates that over 1,400 infant deaths could have been prevented if the minimum wage among certain states was raised to $15.

Wolf tells CNY Central in this article,“Increasing the minimum wage benefits people who are not working but are somehow in the economic orbit of those who are.”