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US: Adding $1 to Minimum Wage = Less Child Neglect
Foreign Affairs Publisher – October 03, 2017
Kerri M. Raissian, an assistant professor of public policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, conducts research focused on child and family policy, with an emphasis on understanding how polices affect fertility, family formation, and family violence. She previously spent 10 years working with children and families in the public and nonprofit sectors. Earlier this year, she and her colleague Lindsey Rose Bullinger of Indiana University, published their study, “Money matters: Does the minimum wage affect children maltreatment rates?” in Children and Youth Services Review. They found that a $1 increase in the minimum wage can result in a statistically significant 9.6 percent decline in child neglect reports.
Article: Money matters: Does the minimum wage affect child maltreatment rates?: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.033