Revisiting the Minimum Wage—Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?

  title={Revisiting the Minimum Wage—Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?},
  author={David Neumark and J. M. I. Salas and W. Wascher},
  journal={Industrial & Labor Relations Review},
  pages={608 - 648}
  • David Neumark, J. M. I. Salas, W. Wascher
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
  • The authors revisit the long-running minimum wage–employment debate to assess new studies claiming that estimates produced by the panel data approach commonly used in recent minimum wage research are flawed by that approach's failure to account for spatial heterogeneity. The new studies use research designs intended to control for this heterogeneity and conclude that minimum wages in the United States have not reduced employment. The authors explore the ability of the new research designs to… CONTINUE READING
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