Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 2, P729-748 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0284 View full text
Kelly P. McCarrier, Diane P. Martin, James D. Ralston, Frederick J. Zimmerman

Abstract: Minimum wage policies have been advanced as mechanisms to improve the economic conditions of the working poor. Both positive and negative effects of such policies on health care access have been hypothesized, but associations have yet to be thoroughly tested. To examine whether the presence of minimum wage policies in excess of the federal standard of $5.15 per hour was associated with health care access indicators among low-skilled adults of working age, a cross-sectional analysis of 2004 Behavioral Risk Fact…

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