15 Years of Research on US Employment and the Minimum Wage

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PAUL WOLFSON

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Dale Belman

Michigan State University

Date Written: December 2019

Abstract

Statistical analysis of the minimum wage and employment has been very active for the last quarter century, including more than 37 studies of US data since the December 2000 AER exchange involving Card, Krueger, Neumark and Wascher. In this meta‐analysis of the 37 that report results suitable for this technique, the most important finding is a considerable shift toward the origin in the ‘consensus range’: from the interval [−0.3, −0.1] to [−0.13, −0.07]. The minimum wage has negative employment effects, but these have become notably smaller and are largely localized to teenagers.

Suggested Citation

WOLFSON, PAUL and Belman, Dale, 15 Years of Research on US Employment and the Minimum Wage (December 2019). LABOUR, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 488-506, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3613122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12162

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Dale Belman

Michigan State University ( email )

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