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Oren Levin-Waldman is Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at Metropolitan College of New York. He is the author of Wage Policy, Income Distribution, and Democratic Theory (Routledge 2011)
Raising the Minimum Wage is a Way to Help the Middle Class
Article argues that raising the minimum wage will help the middle class because the welfare benefits are much broader than commonly thought. Through wage contour effects the minimum can actually shore up the middle class because the median wage in each contour can be expected to rise every time the statutory minimum increases.