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Title:The ambiguous effect of minimum wages on workers and total hours PDF Logo
Authors:Strobl, Eric
Walsh, Frank A.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Working paper series // UCD Centre for Economic Research 2007/14
Abstract:We model a standard competitve labour market where firms choose combinations of workers and hours per worker to produce output. If one assumes that the scale of production has no impact on hours per worker, then the change in the number of workers and hours per worker resulting from a minimum wage are inversely related, We also demonstrate that total hours worked at the firm may rise if there are small fixed costs to hiring workers.
Subjects:minimum wages
hours
employment
JEL:J22
J38
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series, UCD School of Economics, University College Dublin (UCD)

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