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How rising minimum wages undercut long-term economic success

How rising minimum wages undercut long-term economic success

In an op-ed for The Hill, Director of Programs Ben Wilterdink explores one of the overlooked effects of rising minimum wages — reduced opportunities for teenagers and young adults to learn soft skills. Examining recent literature, Wilterdink finds that entry-level employment and soft skill accumulation are linked to long-term economic success.

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Skills for the 21st Century — Building Human Capital for Economic Mobility

Skills for the 21st Century — Building Human Capital for Economic Mobility

Archbridge Director of Programs Ben Wilterdink argues for the importance of soft skills in our increasingly service-based economy. With minimum wage increases and helicopter parenting becoming the norm, Wilterdink argues that children and young adults are missing opportunities to gain the soft skills that employers want in today’s labor market.

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