Research by Faculty Fellow Bill Evans (economics) was cited in an article in The Washington Post about the effect of minimum wage and earned-income tax credit (EITC) raises on suicide rates.  The article primarily focused on a recent study in which compared states that had raised their minimum wage or EITC between 1999 and 2015 and states that had not.  The results showed that increasing the EITC by 10 percent or raising the minimum wage by 10 percent reduced suicides, particularly among young women. Evans prior work similarly found that mothers who received a higher EITC reported better mental and physical health.


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