Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics

  title={Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics},
  author={J. Meer and J. West},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  pages={500 - 522}
  • J. Meer, J. West
  • Published 2016
  • The Journal of Human Resources
  • The voluminous literature on minimum wages offers little consensus on the extent to which a wage floor impacts employment. We argue that the minimum wage will impact employment over time through changes in growth rather than an immediate drop in relative employment levels. We show that commonly used specifications in this literature, especially those that include state-specific time trends, will not accurately capture these effects. Using three separate state panels of administrative employment… CONTINUE READING

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