EPI Research (Page 22)

  • Targeted Jobs Tax Credits and Labor Market Experience

    June 1998

    The work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform legislation have refocused attention on the need for government programs that help members of economically disadvantaged segments of the population find and keep jobs. In this report, Dr. Tannery examines the effectiveness of one such program, the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (TJTC). Based upon a long-term analysis of more than 17,000 Pennsylvania workers, he finds[…]
  • Effects of the Proposed 1999-2000 Washington Minimum Wage Increase

    May 1998

    Based upon an analysis of Labor Department data, Dr. David Macpherson finds that a proposal to hike the Washington minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50 by the year 2000 would cause more than 7,431 workers to lose job opportunities. As a consequence, Washington workers would lose approximately $64 million in annual income. At the same time, minimum wage employers would see their labor costs rise[…]
  • Effects of the 1998-1999 Oregon Minimum Wage Increase

    May 1998

    Based upon an analysis of Labor Department data, Dr. David Macpherson finds the 1998-1999 Oregon minimum wage hike from $5.50 to $6.50 will cause more than 5,400 workers to lose job opportunities. As a consequence, Oregon workers will lose approximately $50 million in annual income. At the same time, minimum wage employers will see their labor costs rise by $162 million per year in order[…]
  • Effects of the 1998 California Minimum Wage Increase

    March 1998

    Based upon an analysis of Labor Department data, Dr. David Macpherson finds the 1998 California minimum wage hike from $5.15 to $5.75 per hour will cause more than 25,000 workers to lose job opportunities. As a consequence, California workers will lose approximately $230 million in annual income. At the same time, minimum wage employers will see their labor costs rise by $790 million per year[…]
  • Job Loss in a Booming Economy

    February 1998

    During the fourth week of August 1996, President Clinton signed into law two bills with serious implications for the ability of low-skilled workers to find jobs. On the 20th, he signed a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage from $4.25 to $4.75 effective October 1, 1996, and from $4.75 to $5.15 on September 1, 1997. On the 22nd, he signed a bill that[…]
  • Work Ethic and Family Background

    May 1997

    Government policies dealing with employment and wages have both short term and long term effects. This is especially true with welfare reform. Clearly, the welfare policies now being developed in response to massive changes in the federal law will have immediate effects on individuals currently dependent on public aid. But what long term effect will these policies have on the children of welfare-dependent parents? When[…]