Do Minimum Wage Increases Reduce Crime?

@article{Fone2019DoMW,
  title={Do Minimum Wage Increases Reduce Crime?},
  author={Zach Fone and Joseph J. Sabia and Resul Cesur},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2019}
}
An April 2016 Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report advocated raising the minimum wage to deter crime. This recommendation rests on the assumption that minimum wage hikes increase the returns to legitimate labor market work while generating minimal adverse employment effects. This study comprehensively assesses the impact of minimum wages on crime using data from the 1998-2016 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and National Longitudinal Study of… 

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