Income Inequality

Middle Class In Every Pa. County Has Shrunk Since 1970s

Meanwhile, top incomes in every county have surged
Date of Press Release: 
September 16, 2014
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Pennsylvania’s middle class is smaller, while the top 1% of earners enjoy a larger share of income, in every county in Pennsylvania today as compared to the late 1970s, according to a new report from the Keystone Research Center.

Divergent Fortunes: Top Incomes and the Middle Class in Pennsylvania’s Counties

Authors: 
Ellis Wazeter
Authors: 
Estelle Sommeiller
Authors: 
Luis E. Basurto
Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
September 16, 2014

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Mapping the Data: Minimum wage of $10.10/hour would benefit 21% of workers here

Date: 
May 7, 2014

Lancaster Online

About one in five workers in Lancaster County would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, a new study shows.

That 21 percent amounts to 49,099 workers here, according to the Keystone Research Center study.

Study: One fifth of county workers impacted by minimum-wage hike

Date: 
May 8, 2014

Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — At first, it sounds like a good new, bad news sort of thing.

Study: Base-wage hike would benefit thousands in area

Date: 
May 13, 2014

The Times-Tribune

More than 79,700 people in the region would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, a new study by an advocacy group asserts.

Group: Bump in pay helps thousands

Date: 
May 14, 2014

Pocono Record

More than 79,700 people in northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Poconos, would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage, a new study by an advocacy group asserts.

Free screening of the documentary Inequality For All

May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

You are invited to attend a one-night-only, capital-area screening of Inequality for All next Thursday evening, May 15th, followed by a town hall-style discussion featuring Mark Price, Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center.

Admission is free of charge, however seating is limited and will be offered, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

New Analysis Finds Over a Million Workers From Every Part of Pennsylvania Would Benefit From a Minimum Wage Increase

Keystone Research Finds raise would help nearly one in four workers in rural PA counties
Date of Press Release: 
May 7, 2014
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Living on the Edge: Where Very Low-wage Workers Live in Pennsylvania

Authors: 
David Cooper
Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
May 7, 2014
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Executive Summary

This briefing paper estimates the number of workers in each Pennsylvania county and metropolitan area that would be affected by a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour by 2016.

•	In 52 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, more than one fifth of workers (21% or more) would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Our findings in brief:

Raising the Minimum Wage: One in Five PA Workers Would Get a Boost

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
March 1, 2014