Policy Briefs


The Mayor of Los Angeles’ Proposed City Minimum Wage Policy: A Prospective Impact Study
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, September 2014
CWED Brief #2014-05

San Francisco's Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Impact Study
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, August 2014
CWED Brief #2014-04

Estimated Impact of San Diego’s Proposed Minimum Wage Law
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, June 2014
CWED Brief #2014-03

Ten Dollars or Thirteen Dollars? Comparing the Effects of State Minimum Wage Increases in California
Sylvia A. Allegretto, Michael Reich and Rachel West, June 2014
CWED Brief #2014-02

The Impact of Oakland's Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Study
Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, June 2014
CWED Brief #2014-01

Increasing the Minimum Wage in San Jose: Benefits and Costs
Michael Reich, October 2012
CWED Brief #2012-01

A Depressive State: Assessing California's Labor Market Four Years after the Onset of the Great Recession PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto and Luke Reidenbach

The Wrong Target: Public Sector Unions and State Budget Deficits PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto, Ken Jacobs and Laurel Lucia, October 2011

Unemployment Benefits Critical to Jobless Workers and Economic Recovery in California PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto and Laurel Lucia, April 2011

The State of Working America’s Wealth, 2011: Through volatility and turmoil, the gap widens PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto, March 2011.

Does ‘Right-to-Work’ Create Jobs? Answers from Oklahoma PDF
Gordon Lafer and Sylvia Allegretto, March 2011.

Waiting for Change: The $2.13 Federal Subminimum Wage PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto and Kai Fillion, February 2011.

The Truth about Public Employees in California: They are Neither Overpaid nor Overcompensated PDF
Sylvia A. Allegretto and Jeffrey Keefe, October 2010.
CWED Brief #2010-03

The Severe Crisis of Jobs in the United States and California
Sylvia A. Allegretto, August 2010.
CWED Brief #2010-02

The Changing Face of the U.S. Labor Force: The Composition of the Unemployed and Long-term Unemployed in Tough Labor Markets
Sylvia Allegretto and Devon Lynch, July 2010.

The State of Black Workers before the Great Recession
Sylvia Allegretto and Steven Pitts, July 2010.

High Unemployment After the Great Recession: Why? What Can We Do?
Michael Reich, June 2010
CWED Brief #2010-01

Unemployment Short-Term and Long: Problems and Policy Proposals
Michael Reich, June 2010.

Do Businesses Flee Citywide Minimum Wages
Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, Michael Reich, and Felix Su, September 2006.

Where Have All the Wages Gone?
Arindrajit Dube and Dave Graham-Squire, August 2006.

The Economics of Citywide Minimum Wages: The San Francisco Model
Michael Reich, Arindrajit Dube, and Gina Vickery, January 2006.

Declining Job-Based Health Coverage for Working Families in California and the United States
Arindrajit Dube, Ken Jacobs, Sarah Muller, Bob Brownstein, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, January 2006.

Wal-Mart and Job Quality – What Do We Know, and Should We Care?
Arindrajit Dube and Steve Wertheim, October 2005.

Minimum Wage and the California Economy: The Economic Impact of AB 48
Michael Reich, Arindrajit Dube, and Gina Vickery, September 2005.

Jobs and Wages in California over the 2000-2005 Period
Arindrajit Dube, August 2005.

Kids at Risk: Declining Employer-Based Health Coverage in California and the United States: A Crisis for Working Families
Arindrajit Dube, Ken Jacobs, Sarah Muller, Bob Brownstein, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, August 2005.

Falling Apart: How Adults are Faring in the Crisis of Job-Based Health Insurance in California and the United States

Arindrajit Dube, Ken Jacobs, Sarah Muller, Bob Brownstein, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, June 2005.

Are Jobs Getting Worse? The Evolving Distribution of Wages and Job Composition over the 2001 to 2004 period
Arindrajit Dube, October 2004.

Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs

Arindrajit Dube and Ken Jacobs, August 2004.

The Hidden Public Costs of Low-Wage Jobs in California

Carol Zabin, Arindrajit Dube, and Ken Jacobs, May 2004.

Research Brief: Productivity Impact of Health Care Reform in California

Arindrajit Dube, 2003.

2003 California Establishment Survey: Preliminary Results on Employer Based Healthcare Reform

Arindrajit Dube and Michael Reich, 2003.

Paid Family Leave in California: An Analysis of Costs and Benefits
Arindrajit Dube and Ethan D. Kaplan, 2002.

Living Wages and Airport Security
Michael Reich, Peter Hall, and Ken Jacobs, September 2001.

Shared Compensation Systems and Decision-Making in the US Job Market
Arindrajit Dube and Richard Freeman. Incomes and Productivity in North America, Papers from the 2000 Seminar. Washington, DC: Secretariat of the Commission for Labor Cooperation, 2001.

Living Wages at the Port of Oakland
Carol Zabin, Michael Reich, and Peter Hall, December 1999.

Living wages at the Airport and Port of San Francisco: The Benefits and the Costs
Michael Reich and Peter Hall, October 1999.

Living Wages and the San Francisco Economy: The Benefits and the Costs
Michael Reich, Peter Hall, and Fiona Hu, June 1999.

Aggregate demand externalities and labor supply decisions: Worker discouragement and market inefficiency
Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan, Economics Letters, Septempber 1997.