Arthur Sweetman is able to speak on the recent decision to increase minimum wage in Ontario from $7.75 to $8.00 per hour. He suggests that while the increase in the minimum is acceptable, the sub-minimum for those under 18 years of age is too high.
Arthur Sweetman, Director of Queen's School of Policy Studies, focuses on economic issues related to social policy. Recent research topics include health policy, education, immigration, poverty, unemployment insurance (employment insurance), program evaluation and microfinance. He is the author of the paper "Poverty Dynamics: Empirical Evidence for Canada" (with Ross Finnie) Canadian Journal of Economics, 36(3): 291-325.
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