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The Highs and Lows of the Minimum Wage Effect: A Time‐Series Cross‐Section Study of the Canadian Law

We examine the effects of minimum wage legislation in Canada over the period 1975–93. For teenagers we find that a 10% increase in the minimum wage is associated with roughly a 2.5% decrease in employment. We also find that this result is driven by low frequency variation in the data. At high... Full description

1st Person: Baker, Michael
Additional Persons: Benjamin, Dwayne; Stanger, Shuchita
Source: in Journal of Labor Economics Vol. 17, No. 2 (1999), p. 318-350
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1999
Online: Volltext
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