Revisiting the Minimum Wage-Employment Debate: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?
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We are grateful to Marianne Bitler, Charles Brown, Lawrence Kahn, Jeffrey Thompson, Rob Valletta, seminar participants at UCSD, and anonymous referees for helpful comments, and to Arin Dube and his co-authors for sharing their data and computer code. Neumark and Salas’ work on this project received support from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the views of EPI or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the authors have retained full editorial control of the paper’s content and conclusions. All data and programs used in this research will be available from the authors upon request when the research is completed. This paper was prepared for presentation at the conference “Celebrating the Centennial of the U.S. Department of Labor,” November 9, 2012, Washington, DC. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.