The Minimum Wage Law and Youth Crimes: Time-Series Evidence

  title={The Minimum Wage Law and Youth Crimes: Time-Series Evidence},
  author={Masanori Hashimoto},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={443 - 464}
  • M. Hashimoto
  • Published 1 October 1987
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
GtROWING evidence indicates that the federal minimum wage law has adversely affected the employment rate, the labor-force participation rate, and on-the-job training of young workers.1 Insofar as the minimum wage has adverse effects on youth labor markets, it is also expected to affect the time spent in activities outside the labor market, including criminal activities.2 Little research has been done on the minimum wage 
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