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The COVID-19 global pandemic is having a substantial impact on the economy; most experts agree that the United States, among other countries, is headed for a major recession. Sound job creation and employment maintenance efforts will be critical to improving public health and restoring the economy in the coming months and years. In this webinar, experts discuss the importance of a minimum wage in improving health outcomes.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and the University of California-Berkeley’s Work-Family Supports and Health Research Hub presents Work Supports and Health: The Minimum Wage.



  • Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President Emerita and Senior Research Economist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research


  • Dr. Lindsey Bullinger, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Anna Godoey, labor economist and research economist at the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Paul Sonn, State Policy Program Director & Director, National Employment Law Project

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