Minimum Wages

Minimum Wages

by David Neumark, William L. Wascher
     
 

A comprehensive review of evidence on the effect of minimum wages on employment,skills, wage and income distributions, and longer-term labor market outcomes concludes that the minimum wage is not a good policy tool.See more details below

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A comprehensive review of evidence on the effect of minimum wages on employment,skills, wage and income distributions, and longer-term labor market outcomes concludes that the minimum wage is not a good policy tool.

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"This is a superb book, notable for both breadth and depth of coverage,on one of the most fundamental topics in economics... Summing Up: Essential.

Economics collections, upper-division undergraduate through professional." J. P. Jacobsen, Wesleyan University ,Choice

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This is a superb book, notable for both breadth and depth of coverage, on one of the most fundamental topics in economics...Summing Up: Essential. Economics collections, upper-division undergraduate through professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262141024
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Daniel Hamermesh

Beyond covering previously sparse treatments of issues such as effects on prices, inflation, profits, and inequality, Neumark and Wascher demonstrate the overwhelming weight and detrimental effects of minimum wages on low-skilled workers.
The volume is a must for anyone interested in research on labor markets.

Charles Brown

Over the past 20 years, the focus of research on the minimum wage has changed from federal to state minimum wages as the key policy variable, and from effects on teen employment to a broader range of outcomes. David Neumark and William
Wascher have been important contributors to these innovations. Minimum
Wages
combines a very accessible summary of their research with helpful discussions of others' work.

From the Publisher
"Beyond covering previously sparsely treated issues such as effects on prices, inflation, profits, and inequality, Neumark and Wascher demonstrate the overwhelming weight of careful U.S. evidence and other evidence showing the detrimental effects of minimum wages on low-skilled workers. The volume is a must for anyone interested in research on labor markets." — Daniel S. Hamermesh , Centennial Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin

"Over the past twenty years, the focus of research on the minimum wage has changed from federal to state minimum wages as the key policy variable, and from effects on teen employment to a broader range of outcomes. David Neumark and William Wascher have been important contributors to these innovations. Minimum Wages combines a very accessible summary of their research with helpful discussions of others' work." — Charles Brown , Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

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