The minimum wage and the employment of youth: Evidence from the NLSY

Janet Currie, Bruce C. Fallick

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Abstract

Using panel data on individuals from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we find that employed individuals who were affected by the increases in the federal minimum wage in 1979 and 1980 were about 3 percent less likely to be employed a year later, even after accounting for the fact that workers employed at the minimum wage may differ from their peers in unobserved ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-428
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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