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TitleLiving Wage Policy: The Basics
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What You Need to
Know from Section Four

/ Labor economists overwhelmingly believe that the living
wage is not an effective poverty-fighting mechanism.

/ Researchers (including living wage proponents) have consis-
tently found that living wage mandates lead to the displace-
ment of low-skilled employees.

/ The Earned Income Tax Credit is recognized as a far more
effective anti-poverty mechanism than the living wage.

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