Dr. Raissian Discusses Effects of Minimum Wage on Child Maltreatment

Kerri Raissian

Assistant Professor, Kerri Raissian, along with co-author Lindsey Bullinger of Indiana University, have recently published research examining the effects of the minimum wage on child maltreatment. The paper extends the policy debate about the minimum wage beyond the employment and income effects, and finds that when caregivers have more disposable income, they’re better able to provide a child’s basic needs. In short: Money Matters for child well-being.

You may check out her recent interview on UConn Today as well as the following resources:

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