A Comment on "The consequences of the minimum wage when other wages are bargained over"
AbstractCahuc, Saint-Martin, and Zylberberg (2001) show numerically that a minimum wage hike can increase both skilled and unskilled employment in a right-to-manage wage bargaining setting. This comment demonstrates that this result crucially depends on an implicitly unrealistic choice for the skilled workers' alternative wage.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
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Minimum wage; Wage bargaining; Employment;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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