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Minimum Wage States During Recession


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Minimum Wage States During Recession

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dc.contributor.author Burrows, Leila
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-03T19:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-03T19:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-03
dc.date.submitted July 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11082
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes the effect of minimum wage legislation during a period of economic recession. In particular, I examine whether states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage fared better or worse during the recession that began December 2007. Since minimum wages raise the price of labor above market price, firms subject to this additional cost might experience greater adverse effects of the recession. On the other hand, since state minimum wages are often enacted in states with relatively high market wages, the disemployment effects of minimum wage legislation might be negligible. Despite a large increase in minimum wages during this period, no significant disemployment effects were estimated. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Minimum Wage en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Recession en_US
dc.subject Wage Floor en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Minimum wage--United States--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Minimum wage--United States--States--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Recessions--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Recessions--United States--States
dc.title Minimum Wage States During Recession en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Economics en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Binder, Melissa
dc.description.committee-member Binder, Melissa
dc.description.committee-member Krause, Kate
dc.description.committee-member Ganderton, Phil

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