CPC Fellow Arne Kalleberg Quoted in News Article about Minimum Wage

Jan 10, 2007

Arne Kalleberg, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill who specializes in economic equality, said that while the wage hike may be a financial hit for businesses, it may also make minimum wage jobs more respectable and increase productivity.

"When employers can pay low wages, they create very bad jobs," Kalleberg said. "If they have to pay more, they have to respect those jobs more. I think it will improve the quality of jobs."

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