Minimum Wages and Aggregate Job Growth: Causal Effect or Statistical Artifact?

@inproceedings{Dube2013MinimumWA,
  title={Minimum Wages and Aggregate Job Growth: Causal Effect or Statistical Artifact?},
  author={Arindrajit Dube},
  year={2013}
}
Minimum Wages and Aggregate Job Growth: Causal Effect or Statistical Artifact? A recent paper by Meer and West argues that minimum wages reduce aggregate employment growth, and that this relationship is masked by looking at employment levels. I also find a negative association between minimum wages and aggregate employment growth using both the Business Dynamics Statistics and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages datasets, and it is sizable for some time periods. However, I show that… CONTINUE READING

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