Minimum Wages, Technological Progress and Loss of Skill
AbstractThis 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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MINIMUM WAGE ; UNEMPLOYMENT;
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- Larsen, Birthe, 2001. "Minimum wages, technological progress and loss of skill," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(8), pages 1521-1544, August.
- E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
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