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dc.contributor.authorBurrows, Leila
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-03T19:07:29Z
dc.date.available2010-09-03T19:07:29Z
dc.date.issued2010-09-03
dc.date.submittedJuly 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/11082
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMinimum Wageen_US
dc.subjectEmploymenten_US
dc.subjectRecessionen_US
dc.subjectWage Flooren_US
dc.subject.lcshMinimum wage--United States--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshMinimum wage--United States--States--Evaluation
dc.subject.lcshRecessions--United States
dc.subject.lcshRecessions--United States--States
dc.titleMinimum Wage States During Recessionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeEconomicsen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Economicsen_US
dc.description.advisorBinder, Melissa
dc.description.committee-memberBinder, Melissa
dc.description.committee-memberKrause, Kate
dc.description.committee-memberGanderton, Phil


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