Increased minimum wage may lower suicide rates, study finds

Increased minimum wage may lower suicide rates, study finds

Increases in the minimum wage has been linked to lower suicide rates in people with a high school education or less in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, estimates that raising the minimum wage by $1 could cut suicide rates among 18- to 64-year-olds in this demographic by between 3.4% and 5.9%. The study confirms previous results by other researchers.

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"A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest" You can ignore if you want but would be good if you read the articles before dismissing. So, various objections: 1) British, has nothing to do with U.S. (Yes, it was published in a British journal but was on extensive US data by American Professors. 2) But what about people who lose their jobs? Study examined suicide rate of working-age people didn't just look at people who had jobs. So, if suicide went up because people were laid off, it would show up. 3) Just not a rigorous study. Studied a lot of minimum wage changes (because done at the state level) over 25 years. As much data as there is. There have been other studies with different methodology and similar results.

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