EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Minimum Wage Effects on Employment, Substitution, and the Teenage Labor Supply: Evidence from Personnel Data

Laura Giuliano ()

No 2011-12, Working Papers from University of Miami, Department of Economics

Abstract: Using personnel data from a large U.S. retail firm, I examine the firm’s response to the 1996 federal minimum wage increase. Compulsory increases in average wages had negative but statistically insignificant effects on overall employment. However, increases in the relative wages of teenagers led to significant increases in the relative employment of teenagers, especially younger and more affluent teenagers. Further analysis suggests a pattern consistent with non-competitive models. Where the legislation affected mainly the wages of teenagers and so was only moderately binding, it led both to higher teenage labor market participation and to higher absolute employment of teenagers.

Keywords: minimum wage; employment; teenage employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 J23 J38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
Date: 2011
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab and nep-lma
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Forthcoming: Under Review

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.bus.miami.edu/_assets/files/faculty-and ... s/2011/WP2011-12.pdf First version, 2011 (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.bus.miami.edu/_assets/files/faculty-and-research/academic-departments/eco/eco-working-papers/2011/WP2011-12.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.bus.miami.edu/_assets/files/faculty-and-research/academic-departments/eco/eco-working-papers/2011/WP2011-12.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://herbert.miami.edu/_assets/files/faculty-and-research/academic-departments/eco/eco-working-papers/2011/WP2011-12.pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Minimum Wage Effects on Employment, Substitution, and the Teenage Labor Supply: Evidence from Personnel Data (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Minimum wage effects on employment, substitution, and the teenage labor supply: Evidence from personnel data (2009)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:mia:wpaper:2011-12

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from University of Miami, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Christopher Parmeter ().

 
Page updated 2021-11-25
Handle: RePEc:mia:wpaper:2011-12