The Elusive Employment Effect of the Minimum Wage

@article{Manning2021TheEE,
  title={The Elusive Employment Effect of the Minimum Wage},
  author={Alan Manning},
  journal={Journal of Economic Perspectives},
  year={2021}
}
  • A. Manning
  • Published 6 May 2016
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Perspectives
It is hard to find a negative effect on the employment effect of rises in the minimum wage: the elusive employment effect. It is much easier to find an impact on wages. This paper argues the elusive employment effect is unlikely to be solved by better data, methodology, or specification. The reasons for the elusive employment effect are the factors contributing to why the link between higher minimum wages and higher labor costs are weaker than one might think and because imperfect competition… 
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