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The minimum wage and search effort

Camilla Adams, Jonathan Meer and CarlyWill Sloan

Economics Letters, 2022, vol. 212, issue C

Abstract: Labor market search-and-matching models posit supply-side responses to minimum wage increases that may lead to improved matches and lessen or even reverse negative employment effects. Using event study analysis of recent minimum wage increases, we find that these changes do not affect the likelihood of searching, but do lead to transitory spikes in search effort by individuals already looking for work. These results are not driven by changes in the composition of searchers, and are concentrated among the groups most likely to be impacted by the minimum wage and in response to larger minimum wage increases.

Keywords: Minimum wage; Time use; Job search (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110288

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