Examining the Evidence: The Impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance on Workers and Businesses


This study represents the most definitive analysis of a living wage law’s impact on workers and employers. It provides important new insights on the effects of living wage policies, which have been adopted by more than 120 local governments around the country.

The study’s findings are based on three original random-sample surveys of workers and firms. Random sampling techniques ensure that survey findings are representative of the entire population being studied.