The Minimum Wage and Annual Earnings Inequality

45 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2018

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Gary V. Engelhardt

Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research; Dartmouth College - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Patrick J. Purcell

U.S. Social Security Administration

Date Written: August 2018

Abstract

This paper provides an empirical analysis of the impact of the minimum wage on annual earnings inequality in the United States over the last three and a half decades. We focus on men between the ages of 25 and 61, and use administrative Social Security earnings records from 1981-2015 from the U.S. Social Security Administration to measure annual earnings.

Suggested Citation

Engelhardt, Gary V. and Purcell, Patrick J., The Minimum Wage and Annual Earnings Inequality (August 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3240741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3240741

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