The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight.

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    • Abstract:
      Objectives. To investigate the effects of state minimum wage laws on low birth weight and infant mortality in the United States. Methods. We estimated the effects of state-level minimum wage laws using a difference in-differences approach on rates of low birth weight (< 2500 g) and postneonatal mortality (28-364 days) by state and month from 1980 through 2011. All models included state and year fixed effects as well as state-specific covariates. Results. Across all models, a dollar increase in the minimum wage above the federal level was associated with a 1% to 2% decrease in low birth weight births and a 4% decrease in postneonatal mortality. Conclusions. If all states in 2014 had increased their minimum wages by 1 dollar, there would likely have been 2790 fewer low birth weight births and 518 fewer postneonatal deaths for the year. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0090-0036
    • Accession Number:
      10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268
    • Accession Number:
      116795704
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    • ABNT:
      KOMRO, K. A. et al. The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight. American Journal of Public Health, [s. l.], v. 106, n. 8, p. 1514–1516, 2016. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=heh&AN=116795704&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 26 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Komro KA, Livingston MD, Markowitz S, Wagenaar AC. The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight. American Journal of Public Health. 2016;106(8):1514-1516. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268.
    • APA:
      Komro, K. A., Livingston, M. D., Markowitz, S., & Wagenaar, A. C. (2016). The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight. American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), 1514–1516. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Komro, Kelli A., Melvin D. Livingston, Sara Markowitz, and Alexander C. Wagenaar. 2016. “The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight.” American Journal of Public Health 106 (8): 1514–16. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268.
    • Harvard:
      Komro, K. A. et al. (2016) ‘The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight’, American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), pp. 1514–1516. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Komro, KA, Livingston, MD, Markowitz, S & Wagenaar, AC 2016, ‘The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight’, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 106, no. 8, pp. 1514–1516, viewed 26 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Komro, Kelli A., et al. “The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 106, no. 8, Aug. 2016, pp. 1514–1516. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Komro, Kelli A., Melvin D. Livingston, Sara Markowitz, and Alexander C. Wagenaar. “The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight.” American Journal of Public Health 106, no. 8 (August 2016): 1514–16. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Komro KA, Livingston MD, Markowitz S, Wagenaar AC. The Effect of an Increased Minimum Wage on Infant Mortality and Birth Weight. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2016 Aug [cited 2020 Jan 26];106(8):1514–6. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=heh&AN=116795704&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912