Minimum Wage Effects of Employment and School Enrollment: Reply to Evans and Turner
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Finance and Econ. Disc. Series 96-28
Posted: 6 Nov 1996
Date Written: July 23, 1996
In earlier work, we presented results suggesting that minimum wage increases have important consequences for both the employment opportunities of youths and their decision to enroll in school. In this paper, we show that the recent claim made by William Evans and Mark Turner that our results are sensitive to changes in the definition of the enrollment rate is based upon an analysis that uses a mismeasured minimum wage index. When the data are constructed properly, our original conclusions are not affected by changes in the enrollment definition.
JEL Classification: J38
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