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Low suicide rate linked to wage increase

A Quad City restaurant is facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines. After an investigation...
A Quad City restaurant is facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines. After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Osaka Buffet in Moline has to pay nearly $79,000 in back wages to 33 current and former employees. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 3:05 PM EST
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Researchers at Emory University discovered raising the minimum wage by $1 reduces suicide rates by up to almost 6%.

They studied 25 years worth of data from all 50 states to draw the correlation.

It corroborates a study from last year where researchers found a 10% increase in the minimum wage reduced suicides by 3.6%.

Both studies looked at Americans without college degrees.

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for more on the study.

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