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The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession: Evidence of Effects on the Employment and Income Trajectories of Low-Skilled Workers

Jeffrey Clemens, Michael Wither

NBER Working Paper No. 20724
Issued in December 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Jean Roth for greatly easing the navigation and analysis of SIPP data, as made accessible through NBER. We thank Prashant Bharadwaj, Julie Cullen, Gordon Dahl, Roger Gordon, Jim Hamilton, Karthik Muralidharan, Johannes Wieland, and seminar participants at Brown, Cornell-PAM, Texas A&M, and the 2014 Young Economists Jamboree at Duke University for helpful comments and suggestions. We also thank the University of California at San Diego for grant funding through the General Campus Subcommittee on Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Michael Wither ----

Over the last 3 years, Michael Wither has been employed by Powerlytics on a part time basis.

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