On the Spot: How would a minimum wage increase affect college students?
“Honestly haven’t thought about that a lot. They would be able to work less because they’d be making more money, so [they] could focus on their studies more.”
First-year, industrial electronics
“I’m not sure. I think maybe in the short term for them they [think] it would help. When people are younger, they think just making more money will be better for them, but I think, in the long run, it wouldn’t necessarily be good for everyone. Raising minimum wage for especially younger people, I don’t think it’s good. I think you need to be able to get a job where you’re good at something and have a skill in something that you’ve learned to do. Not just like flipping burgers for $15-$16 an hour is going to help anybody.”
“It would probably help a lot. I’d probably be able to buy more materials since I take a lot of art classes. A lot of that costs a lot of money.”