The Effect of the Minimum Wage When It Really Bites: A Reexamination of the Evidence from Puerto Rico
No 4757, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
This paper reinvestigates the evidence on the impact of the minimum wage on employment in Puerto Rico. The strongest evidence that the minimum wage had a negative effect on employment comes from an aggregate time series analysis. The weakest evidence comes from cross-industry analyses. The main finding of the paper, however, is that the statistical evidence of a negative employment effect of the minimum wage in Puerto Rico is surprisingly fragile.
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Published as in Solomon Polachek(ed.), Research in Labor Economics, vol.14, (Greenwich, CT:JAI Press, 1995), pp.1-22.
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