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Minimum Wages and Youth Employment

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  • Gorry, Aspen

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Significant employment differences between the US and Europe are concentrated among young workers. This paper constructs a labor search model that accounts for age patterns of employment. Work experience reduces the probability that workers lose their jobs. By introducing minimum wages, the model explains empirical findings on the effects of minimum wage laws. In addition, the model shows that minimum wages can account for about half of the differences in youth employment between Europe and the United States.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25296.

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