Distributional impacts of a local living wage increase with ability sorting
I develop a model of ability sorting of low-wage workers across multiple markets when one market substantially increases its wage floor using a living wage. The wage floor increase can increase or decrease employment probabilities in both covered and uncovered markets.
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