Wages, Health Insurance & Other Benefits

Understanding the costs and benefits of regulating wages is an important goal of economic analysis and research.

In a time of increasing income inequality, there is much debate among policymakers and the public regarding minimum wage laws and “living wage” ordinances—laws that set wage standards for businesses that receive contracts or subsidies from local governments. Policymakers must understand how these laws, tax systems, and other federal and state regulations influence compensation and employer costs to create public policy that reduce inequality.

Other laws and regulations attempt to reduce wage inequality and eliminate discrimination against racial minorities, women, older workers and workers with disabilities.  Recent federal law has placed new demands on employers regarding the provision of health insurance.

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