Sylvia Allegretto is an economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley—CWED is a research center housed at the Institute for Researcher on Labor and Employment. Sylvia is an expert on minimum and subminimum wages. Other interests include teacher pay, long-term unemployment, public employee compensation, and low-wage labor markets. Sylvia closely tracks the economy with particular interest in typical workers and how they are faring.
Income is considered one of the key underlying social determinants of health. However, there has been relatively limited research on the health effects of policies designed to increase income for vulnerable families.