Minimum Wage Increases and Individual Employment Trajectories

@article{Jardim2018MinimumWI,
  title={Minimum Wage Increases and Individual Employment Trajectories},
  author={Ekaterina Jardim and Mark C. Long and Robert D. Plotnick and Emma van Inwegen and Jacob L. Vigdor and Hilary Wething},
  journal={Comparative Political Economy: Regulation eJournal},
  year={2018}
}
Using administrative employment data from the state of Washington, we use short-duration longitudinal panels to study the impact of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance on individuals employed in low-wage jobs immediately before a wage increase. We draw counterfactual observations using nearest-neighbor matching and derive effect estimates by comparing the “treated” cohort to a placebo cohort drawn from earlier data. We attribute significant hourly wage increases and hours reductions to the policy… 

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