The Minimum Wage and Annual Earnings Inequality
45 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2018
Date Written: August 2018
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.
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