California is Working: The Effects of California’s Public Policy on Jobs and the Economy Since 2011 (UC Berkeley Labor Center)

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"Between 2011 and 2016, California enacted a set of 51 policy measures addressing workers’ rights, environmental issues, safety net programs, taxation, and infrastructure and housing. Critics predicted that these policies—collectively called “the California Policy Model” (CPM) in this paper—would reduce employment and slow economic growth, while supporters argued that they would raise wages for low-wage workers, increase access to health insurance, lower wage inequality, and reduce carbon emissions." UC Berkeley Labor Center has released a new paper exploring these issues.
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