Researchers examine link between minimum wage, long-term health

Published on March 12, 2019

A portrait of George Wehby of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.A new study led by George Wehby, CPH professor of health management and policy, will examine whether children’s health can be positively affected by an increase in their parents’ minimum wage.

“The study will link state-level data on the minimum wage to child-level data on development and health outcomes to examine how changes in minimum wage across states and over time have impacted a range of children’s health outcomes,” Wehby said.

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