Research

Research: Prices stay stable when wages increase

The University of Washington's research team, reporting on the impact of Seattle's minimum wage law, states that increases in wages have little to no impact on prices. Despite detractors' arguments that prices would go up, that has not been the case in this major American population center. Workers have benefited with higher income and prices have remained stable.

UW Today
University of Washington
April 18, 2016

Early analysis of Seattle’s $15 wage law: Effect on prices minimal one year after implementation


In this Washington Post article, the authors present the fact that research studies show that raising minimum wages does not hurt local businesses. Yet low wage workers continue to be left behind. 

The Washington Post
February 26, 2016

No, raising the local minimum wage doesn’t hurt local businesses