San Francisco Living Wage Ordinance


San Francisco , California


San Francisco Department of Public Health

In response to a request from a city legislator, the San Francisco Department of Public Health conducted an HIA of a proposed city ordinance that would require city contractors and property leaseholders to pay their employees a "living wage" of $11.00 per hour. The HIA quantitatively estimated the potential health effects of the ordinance, predicting potential decreases in days of illness and premature death, and improvements in depressive symptoms.

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At A Glance
  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 1999
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Labor and Employment
  • Organization Type Government Agency