Last updated on: 1/13/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

$1 Minimum Wage Increase Tied to Reduction of Suidide Rates

The researchers estimated that 27,550 suicides among people age 18-64 with no more than a high school education could have been prevented between 1990 and 2015 if the minimum wage had been raised $1, while 57,350 suicides could have been prevented with a $2 raise.