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Minimum wage hikes may harm child health

Farhan Majid

Minimum wage hikes may harm child health .

Increases in minimum wages could affect parental investments in child health, as families might be more likely to take advantage of health services due to higher wages. However, increases in minimum wages may be associated with negative health outcomes in children in lower-income countries, according to a study led by health policy fellow Farhan Majid.

Majid describes the findings and the implications for future minimum wage policies in this blog post for The Hill: http://bit.ly/2xrkGdF.