Study: Higher Minimum Wage and Other Progressive Policies Have Not Hurt Economic Growth in California
The UC Berkeley research showed a correlation between progressive policies and stronger growth for employment and gross domestic product.
November 17, 2017 at 10:50AM
A new UC Berkeley study has found that a bundle of progressive policies enacted in California since 2011 — once characterized as “job-killers” by the state’s Chamber of Commerce — had no negative impact on the state’s employment or economic growth. The study examined the impacts of “the California Policy Model," the nickname for 51 progressive policies put into place between 2011 and 2016 after Gov. Jerry Brown took office while Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature.