June 09, 2005
Study: Living Wage in L.A.
This new study, co-authored by University of California economists David Fairris and David Runsten, along with Carolina Briones and Jessica Goodheart of the nonprofit Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, offers the most definitive analysis to date of a living wage law's impact on workers and employers. It provides important new insights on the effects of living wage policies, which have been adopted by more than 120 local governments around the country. The study was funded by the Ford Foundation, the University of California Institute for Industrial Relations, and the City of Los Angeles.