Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Employment? Accounting for Heterogeneity and Selectivity in State Panel Data

Traditional estimates that often find minimum wage disemployment effects include controls for state unemployment rates and state‐ and year‐fixed effects. Using CPS data on teens for the period 1990–2009, we show that such estimates fail to account for heterogeneous employment patterns that are corre...

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Volume: 50
Main Author: ALLEGRETTO, SYLVIA A
DUBE, ARINDRAJIT
REICH, MICHAEL
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.04.2011
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published in: Industrial relations (Berkeley) Vol. 50; no. 2; pp. 205 - 240
Data of publication: April 2011
ISSN: 0019-8676
1468-232X
EISSN: 1468-232X
Discipline: Economics
Law
Bibliography: Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts. E‐mail
Department of Economics, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California at Berkeley. E‐mail
mreich@econ.berkeley.edu
The authors’ affiliations are, respectively, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California at Berkeley. E‐mail
We thank Lisa Bell, Maria Carolina Tomás, and Jay Liao for excellent research assistance; Eric Freeman for helpful suggestions; and the Ford Foundation for generous support.
adube@econs.umass.edu
allegretto@berkeley.edu
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