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Wolf Study on Minimum Wage, Infant Mortality Featured on CNY Central

June 23, 2021

CNY Central

Douglas A. Wolf

Douglas A. Wolf


A study by Douglas Wolf, Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies, was featured in the CNY Central article "New SU study shows that raising the minimum wage could save lives." "Increasing the minimum wage benefits people who are not working but are somehow in the economic orbit of those who are," says Wolf. The study looked at data from 2001 to 2018 in states that have laws against raising the minimum wage, which did not include New York. "If those areas had been able to raise the minimum wage about 600 infant deaths would have been prevented," Wolf says. 


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