Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147871
Authors: 
Averett, Susan L.
Smith, Julie K.
Wang, Yang
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10185
Abstract: 
This paper examines the effect of minimum wage increases on the self-reported health of teenage workers. We use a difference-in-differences estimation strategy and data from the Current Population Survey, and disaggregate the sample by race/ethnicity and gender to uncover the differential effects of changes in the minimum wage on health. We find that white women are more likely to report better health with a minimum wage increase while Hispanic men report worse health.
Subjects: 
minimum wage
self-reported health
teenagers
JEL: 
I10
I18
J15
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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