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dc.contributor.authorAddison, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, McKinley L.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1983-1996en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:50:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:50:49Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24285-
dc.description.abstractThe principal justification for minimum wage legislation resides in improving the economic condition of low-wage workers. Most previous analyses of the distributional effects of minimum wages have been confined to simulation exercises employing rather restrictive assumptions that guarantee the conclusion that an increase in the minimum wage reduces poverty. In contrast, we adopt a more flexible "reduced-form" approach that links increases in both federal and state minima to contemporaneous changes in poverty rates. For the period 1983-96, we find indication of a poverty-reducing effect of minimum wages among older junior-high dropouts and among teenagers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 98-42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMinimum Wages and Povertyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn252781058en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5213-
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