Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities: How Higher Wage Standards Affect Economic Development and Employment

T. William Lesterand Ken Jacobs
Report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund

The most common and comprehensive policies used in creating jobs and raising the quality of jobs are business assistance living wage laws, which require businesses receiving public subsidies to pay workers wages above the poverty level.

This report assesses the question of whether or not business assistance living wage laws reduce jobs and economic development activity in the cities that choose to pass them.

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