Topic area(s): Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

PURPOSE

This study will analyze how different local minimum wages impact health and wellness in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh, North Carolina over a 5-year period.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The WAGE$ study will evaluate how this increase in the local minimum wage affects the health and wellness of Minneapolis minimum-wage workers over 5 years. Evaluating this “upstream” policy is critical in moving forward the conversation about wages and health, especially as it relates to health equity. This natural experiment involves two cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh, North Carolina (comparison site).

FUNDING

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

KEY CONTACTS

UNC Site Project Director: Daniella Uslan, MPH

uslan@email.unc.edu

UNC Site Principal Investigator: Molly De Marco, PhD

molly_demarco@unc.edu

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