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dc.contributor.authorSlonimczyk, Fabianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkott, Peteren_US
dc.description.abstractUsing an efficiency wage model we show that over-education can be generated endogenously and that an increase in the minimum wage can raise both total and low-skill employment, and produce a fall in inequality. Evidence from the US suggests that these theoretical results are empirically relevant. The over-education rate has been increasing and our regression analysis suggests that the decrease in the minimum wage may have led to a deterioration of the employment and relative wage of low-skill workers.en_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Massachusetts, Dep. of Economics Amherst, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2010-03en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordearnings inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiency wageen_US
dc.titleEmployment and distribution effects of the minimum wageen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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