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Topic 3: The Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage
Traditionally, economists have argued that imposing a minimum wage above the market clearing equilibrium wage will reduce employment and contribute to increased unemployment particularly among young and relatively unskilled workers – precisely those workers that the minimum wage is intended to help. Some economists, however, have claimed that there is no evidence of a significant employment-reducing impact of the minimum wage on low-wage workers and that, in some cases, an increase in the minimum wage might even have caused an increase in employment. Critically evaluate these competing arguments on the effects of the minimum wage on employment.
Sources for Topic 3:
Neumark, David and Wascher, William L., “Employment Effects of Minimum andSubminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1992, 46, 55-81, http://www.nber.org/papers/w3859
Card, David, Katz, Lawrence F. and Krueger, Alan B., “Employment Effects of Minimum and Subminimum Wages: Panel Data on State Minimum Wage Laws: Comment,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1994, 47, 487-96, http://www.nber.org/papers/w4528