Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's happening to the workweek in low-wage industries?


Patrick Sullivan said...

Pretty much what the textbooks would tell us to expect from the tampering with the incentives for low-skilled worker, no?

susupply said...

This from IBD;

'The effect doesn't show up in aggregate workforce data, but that is the wrong place to look.'

Reminds me of this 2013 paper from two Aggies (Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West);

' For both theoretical and econometric reasons, we argue that the effect of the minimum wage should be more apparent in new employment growth than in employment levels. ....Using three separate state panels of administrative employment data, we find that the minimum wage reduces net job growth, primarily through its effect on job creation by expanding establishments. These effects are most pronounced for younger workers and in industries with a higher proportion of low- age workers.'

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I think these kind of effects are most pronounced for younger workers and in those industries which have a higher proportion of low age workers.
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