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The Wage and Employment Impact of Minimum-Wage Laws in Three Cities

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  • John Schmitt
  • David Rosnick

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This report analyzes the wage and employment effects of the first three city-specific minimum wages in the United States –San Francisco (2004), Santa Fe (2004), and Washington, DC (1993). We use data from a virtual census of employment in each of the three cities, surrounding suburbs, and nearby metropolitan areas, to estimate the impact of minimum-wage laws on wages and employment in fast food restaurants, food services, retail trade, and other low-wage and small establishments.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2011-07.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2011-07

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  1. Arindrajit Dube & Suresh Naidu & Michael Reich, 2007. "The Economic Effects of a Citywide Minimum Wage," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 60(4), pages 522-543, July.
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  1. Peña, Ximena, 2013. "The formal and informal sectors in Colombia : country case study on labour market segmentation," ILO Working Papers 482088, International Labour Organization.

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