Econometrica: Nov 1983, Volume 51, Issue 6

Discontinuous Distributions and Missing Persons: The Minimum Wage and Unemployed Youth

https://doi.org/0012-9682(198311)51:6<1677:DDAMPT>2.0.CO;2-5
p. 1677-1698

David A. Wise, Robert H. Meyer

The employment and earnings effects of the minimum wage on youth are analyzed by parameterizing the relationship between the distribution of market wage ratesindividuals would receive in the absence of the minimum and the observed distribution with the minimum. Estimates are based on individual data.

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