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State of Working PA 2019: Troubling Long-Term Trends Continue, But Businesses Offer an Opening for a Shift

Type: Press Release
Author: Stephen Herzenberg and Muhammad Maisum Murtza
Date: August 27, 2019

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. HARRISBURG, PA – Ahead of Labor Day weekend, the Keystone Research Center today released the...

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Review of IFO’s Minimum Wage Analysis

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Mark Price
Date: August 23, 2019

In what follows we review estimates published by the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) of the number of workers affected,...

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NEW REPORT: Medicaid Expansion Has Averted an Estimated 369 Deaths a Year of Near-Elderly Low-Income Individuals in Pennsylvania

Type: Press Release
Author: Diana Polson
Date: August 05, 2019

HARRISBURG – New evidence shows that 1,467 lives were saved in the four years since Medicaid was expanded in...

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Child Care for Minimum Wage Workers in PA Costs 78.5% of Annual Earnings

Type: Blog
Author: Diana Polson
Date: July 25, 2019

“This fight for $15 is about more than money, it’s about being able to live.” — Reverend Dr. William...

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RELEASE: Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Social Safety Net

Type: Press Release
Author: Marc Stier and Diana Polson
Date: July 10, 2019

INCREASED INCOME FROM RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS GREATER, AND IN MOST CASES, FAR GREATER THAN THE LOSS IN BENEFITS...

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Impact of Full ACA Repeal in Pennsylvania

Type: Policy Brief
Author: Diana Polson
Date: July 10, 2019

Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would lead to over 850,000 Pennsylvanians losing their health insurance. Yet, this...

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Will There Be a Child Care Benefit Cliff if We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Type: Policy Brief
Author: Marc Stier
Date: July 09, 2019

Introduction Raising the minimum wage is one of the most important steps that Pennsylvania can take to fix a...

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