Wages, Health Insurance & Benefits

Understanding the costs and benefits of regulating wages is an important goal of economic analysis and research.

In a time of increasing income inequality, there is much debate around minimum wage laws and “living wage” ordinances. Policymakers must understand how these laws, tax systems and other federal and state regulations influence compensation and employer costs to reduce that inequality.

Other laws and regulations attempt to reduce wage inequality and eliminate discrimination against racial minorities, women, older workers and workers with disabilities. The Affordable Care Act has caused changes for employers regarding the provision of health insurance.

Do sick pay mandates hurt employment and wages?

October 19, 2018 · Research Highlight

Unemployment Insurance Reform: Fixing a Broken System

September 19, 2018 · Research Highlight

All Research

NAFTA and the Gender Wage Gap

January 1, 2017 · Research

Charles Ballard Interview

January 1, 2017 · Research

New Hires Quality Index

January 1, 2017 · Research

How can Social Security be preserved for future generations?

September 1, 2016 · Research Highlight

Does increasing the minimum wage lead to higher prices?

August 16, 2016 · Research Highlight

The Economics of Health

January 1, 2016 · Research