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

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David Neumark

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

William Wascher

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Division of Research and Statistics

Date Written: July 23, 1996

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Neumark, David and Wascher, William, Minimum Wage Effects of Employment and School Enrollment: Reply to Evans and Turner (July 23, 1996). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Finance and Econ. Disc. Series 96-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3466

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