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The Impact of Minimum Wages on Unemployment Duration: Estimating the Effects Using the Displaced Worker Survey
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
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Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 57–75, January 2011
How to Cite
PEDACE, R. and ROHN, S. (2011), The Impact of Minimum Wages on Unemployment Duration: Estimating the Effects Using the Displaced Worker Survey. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 50: 57–75. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2010.00625.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
This paper examines the impact of minimum wages on unemployment duration. Our estimates suggest that higher minimum wages are associated with shorter unemployment duration for older males and those with at least a high school diploma, but longer unemployment spells for male high school dropouts and females who are older and in lower-skilled occupations. The results are consistent with other studies in generating concerns about the distributional impact of minimum wages.