Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies

United States (JR) – Raising the minimum wage results in lower teen birth rates, especially among white and Hispanic adolescents, a new study suggests. Elected leaders nationwide are continually debating the benefits and consequences of raising the minimum wage in cities, states and at the federal level. Arguments often focus on how local business could be impacted and whether workers really would earn more money, considering companies might cut employees’ hours to control costs. Scholars are examining the issue to help policymakers better understand the implications of a higher minimum wage. Much of the newest research focuses on how it Read More

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