EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Effects of Living Wage Laws: Evidence from Failed and Derailed Living Wage Campaigns

Scott Adams () and David Neumark ()

No 11342, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Living wage campaigns have succeeded in about 100 jurisdictions in the United States but have also been unsuccessful in numerous cities. These unsuccessful campaigns provide a better control group or counterfactual for estimating the effects of living wage laws than the broader set of all cities without a law, and also permit the separate estimation of the effects of living wage laws and living wage campaigns. We find that living wage laws raise wages of low-wage workers but reduce employment among the least-skilled, especially when the laws cover business assistance recipients or are accompanied by similar laws in nearby cities.

JEL-codes: J38 J58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ure
Note: LS
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (12) Track citations by RSS feed

Published as Adams, Scott and David Neumark. "The Effects Of Living Wage Laws: Evidence From Failed And Derailed Living Wage Campaigns," Journal of Urban Economics, 2005, v58(2,Sep), 177-202.

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w11342.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: The effects of living wage laws: Evidence from failed and derailed living wage campaigns (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: The Effects of Living Wage Laws: Evidence from Failed and Derailed Living Wage Campaigns (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: The Effects of Living Wage Laws: Evidence From Failed and Derailed Living Wage Campaigns (2004)
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:nbr:nberwo:11342

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w11342

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2022-11-24
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:11342