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CBS Sacramento: Increasing The Minimum Wage By $1 Could Reduce Us Suicide Rates, Study Finds

By January 9, 2020 No Comments

An increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher, a 25-year observational study finds.

“It always seems to surprise people that social and economic conditions can impact our health,” said Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, who was not part of the research.”

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