Minimum Wage Effects on School and Work Transitions of Teenagers
Posted: 10 Oct 1998
Minimum wages increase the probability that teenagers leave school to become employed or work more hours, and increase the probability that they leave school and become non-enrolled and non-employed. Minimum wages also increase the probability that lower-wage employed teenagers become non-enrolled and non-employed. This evidence suggests that (1) the competitive model of minimum wage effects is largely correct; and (2) that there are significant enrollment and employment effects associated with minimum wage changes that should be of concern to policy makers.
JEL Classification: J38
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