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Study: Raising Minimum Wage by a Dollar Could Prevent Thousands of Suicides a Year

HeadlineJan 10, 2020

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage by a dollar an hour could save thousands of people from dying by suicide each year — and that if the minimum wage had been at least $2 an hour higher, nearly 60,000 lives could have been saved between 1990 and 2015. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in the United States among children and youth ages 10 to 24, with the suicide rate among black youth rising faster than any other racial group.

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