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Release Date

July 25, 2018

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse to Host August 8 Webinar: Understanding the Minimum Wage - Implications for Worker, Employers, and Communities

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) is an initiative of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A strategic part of OPRE's mission to provide synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings, the SSRC provides researchers, policymakers, and practitioners access to high-quality research focusing on self-sufficiency, employment, and family and child well-being.

The SSRC will sponsor a webinar called, Understanding the Minimum Wage: Implications for Workers, Employers, and Communities, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT.

This webinar will focus on how changes in the minimum wage affect individuals, families, employers and the economy. Today, the U.S. economy continues to grow and the unemployment rate remains low. Wage growth, however, remains slow for much of the labor force. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009. The combination of job growth and wage stagnation has led many localities to increase their minimum wage.

In this webinar, a moderated discussion with economists and research experts will shed light on what we know about minimum wage increases and their effects on workers, low-income families, employers, and state/local economies. Registrants are invited to submit their questions.


Updated: August 31, 2018