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30 Days: Minimum Wage

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.1029-a (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1029
  1. Trevor Jackson (tjackson@bmj.com), assistant editor
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    Remember Morgan Spurlock, the US documentary maker who in the award winning film Super Size Me ate only McDonald's fast food for a month (see BMJ 2004;328: 1266)? Now Spurlock has swapped McDonalds for Mcjobs, in a bid to find out what it is like to live for 30 days on the US minimum wage—$5.15 (£2.90; €4.30) an hour. “Millions of Americans do full time jobs and still live below the poverty line,” he says. Can he and his fiancée, Alex, a vegan chef, hack it?

    To make things realistic, the pair freeze their …

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