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Minimum wage hikes don't eliminate jobs

Increasing the minimum wage does not lead to the short- or long-term loss of low paying jobs, according to a new study co-authored by UC Berkeley economics professor Michael Reich and published in the November ...

Dec 02, 2010
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Unions make both members and nonmembers happier

It’s no coincidence that American workers have never been more dissatisfied with their jobs, and labor unions’ membership keeps dropping, according to a new study co-authored by University of Notre Dame political scienti ...

Nov 05, 2010
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Wives as the new breadwinners

During the recent recession in the United States, many industries suffered significant layoffs, leaving individuals and families to revise their spending and rethink income opportunities. Many wives are increasingly becoming ...

Sep 13, 2010
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Study: Skilled immigrants boost US innovation

A study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Labor Economics finds that highly skilled temporary immigrants boost technological innovation in the U.S. without displacing U.S.-born workers in the process.

Jul 15, 2010
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Study: Ministers paid to poach other flocks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Members of the clergy may answer to a higher power, but new research suggests they respond to the invisible hand of the market as well. A study published in the Journal of Labor Economics finds that Method ...

Jul 08, 2010
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Taiwan's Foxconn raising pay for workers

(AP) -- The Taiwanese electronics company buffeted by a spate of suicides at its China factories said Friday it will raise the pay of workers by an average of 20 percent.

May 28, 2010
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