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Minimum wages, technological progress and loss of skill

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  • Larsen, Birthe

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This paper considers the effect of a productivity shock when the unemployed worker risks a loss of skill. This divides the workers into short-term and long-term unemployment. In this economy, the short-term unemployed and long-term unemployed in the economy search for employment in the most productive sector and in the antiquated sector, respectively. In this framework, the implications of a shock with a minimum wage law is compared to the implications when wages are perfectly flexible. The economic variables considered are short-term and long-term unemployment, wages and wage disparity, and the equilibrium rate of unemployment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 45 (2001)
Issue (Month): 8 (August)
Pages: 1521-1544

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:45:y:2001:i:8:p:1521-1544

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  1. João Miguel Ejarque, 2010. "A search model with a quasi network," 2010 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 597, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Julen Esteban-Pretel & Elisa Faraglia, 2005. "Monetary Shocks in a Model with Loss of Skills," 2005 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 328, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Filges, Trine & Larsen, Birthe, 2001. "Stick, Carrot and Skill Acquisition," Working Papers 09-2001, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
  4. Larsen, Birthe & Waisman, Gisela, 2007. "Who is hurt by discrimination?," Working Papers 12-2007, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
  5. Jo�o Miguel Ejarque, 2009. "A Search Model with a Quasi-Network," Economics Discussion Papers, University of Essex, Department of Economics 665, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
  6. Julen Esteban-Pretel & Elisa Faraglia, 2005. "Monetary Shocks in a Model with Loss of Skills (Revised in February 2009)," CARF F-Series, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo CARF-F-053, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
  7. João Miguel Ejarque, 2009. "A Search Model with a Quasi-Network," Discussion Papers 10-23, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics, revised Sep 2010.

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