Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

A team of researchers at the University of Washington, studying the impact of the city’s minimum wage hike, plan to take a closer look at how the wage change has affected child-care workers in the city.

The researchers’ latest report, released on Monday, garnered a lot of attention for its findings: as the city’s minimum wage moved from $9.47 to its current level of $13 per hour, low-wage workers saw their hours cut. The result is that low-wage workers as a whole were bringing home $125 less per month, even though their hourly wages had increased. Under the law, Seattle businesses must raise the minimum wage to $15 for all workers by 2021.

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