ERIC Number: EJ420927
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Effects of the Minimum Wage on the Employment Status of Youths. An Update.
Wellington, Alison J.
Journal of Human Resources, v26 n1 p27-46 Win 1991
Using data from 1954-86, including the 1980s period of relative decline in the value of the minimum wage, a study found that a 10 percent increase in minimum wage reduced teen unemployment by less than 1 percent. In addition, no apparent effect on employment of adults aged 20-24 was found, and minimal differences appeared for sex and race. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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