Do minimum wage hikes reduce employment? State-level evidence from the low-wage retail sector

  title={Do minimum wage hikes reduce employment? State-level evidence from the low-wage retail sector},
  author={Mark D. Partridge and Jamie S. Partridge},
  journal={Journal of Labor Research},
Several recent studies have challenged the conventional notion that raising the minimum wage reduces employment. This study considers this issue by examining the minimum wage's influence on retail employment. Standard labor market analysis suggests that low-wage industries should be particularly sensitive to minimum wage hikes. Therefore, by considering retail employment using pooled-cross sectional, state-level data, this study extends recent research that generally emphasized teen employment… 
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