Topic area(s): Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health
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.
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).
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
UNC Site Project Director: Daniella Uslan, MPH
UNC Site Principal Investigator: Molly De Marco, PhD