Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Nov, 1983, Volume 51, Issue 6

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