Some Teens Are Only Earning $4.25 an Hour
Nicole Dieker
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Olsen approached the youth wage as a matter of income inequality. You can make the same argument for making the minimum wage $15/hour or $50/hour.

Is it better to have a lower-paid job or no job at all? If I had the choice of making $4.25/hour or making $0, I’d take the $4.25. Then when my skills increased, I’d get a higher-paying job.

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