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The Employment Effects of Recent Minimum Wage Increases: Evidence from a Pre-specified Research Design

  • David Neumark

This paper presents evidence on the employment effects of recent minimum wage increases from a pre-specified research design that entailed committing to a detailed set of statistical analyses prior to 'going to' the data. Despite the limited data to which the pre-specified research design can be applied, evidence of disemployment effects of minimum wages is often found where we would most expect it--for younger, less-skilled workers.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 7171.

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Date of creation: Jun 1999
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Publication status: published as Neumark, David. "The Employment Effects Of Minimum Wages: Evidence From A Prespecified Research Design," Industrial Relations, 2001, v40(1,Jan), 121-144.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:7171
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