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The Minimum Wage Can Be Raised: Lessons from the 1999 Levy Institute Survey of Small Business


  • Oren M. Levin-Waldman


Survey responses make it clear the minimum wage can be raised. The question now is how high can it be raised before serious employment consequences occur.

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  • Oren M. Levin-Waldman, "undated". "The Minimum Wage Can Be Raised: Lessons from the 1999 Levy Institute Survey of Small Business," Economics Policy Note Archive 99-6, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:levypn:99-6

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