What Does the Minimum Wage Do?

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This project reviews the literature on minimum wage and addresses the broad effects of the minimum wage and its implications for incomes policies. The research investigates the effects of the policy on different groups of people, the variables that respond to the policy, the extent of delayed responses, and the economic effects of minimum wage. A discussion of the theoretical models addresses broader labor market perspectives.

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Belman, Dale and Paul J. Wolfson. 2014. What Does the Minimum Wage Do? Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880994583

Dale Belman, Paul Wolfson, and Kritkorn Nawakitphaitoon. 2015. "Who Is Affected by the Minimum Wage?" Industrial Relations 54(4) 582-621. https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12107