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Measuring the impact of minimum wages

Maloney, William F.

Measuring the impact of minimum wages

evidence from Latin America

by Maloney, William F.

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Published in World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Poverty Sector Unit and Office of the Chief Economicst .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America.,
  • Effect of wages on
    • Subjects:
    • Minimum wage -- Latin America.,
    • Wages -- Latin America.,
    • Income distribution -- Latin America.,
    • Unemployment -- Effect of wages on -- Latin America.

    • About the Edition

      Simple numerical measures of the minimum wage may offer deceptive indicators of its impact. Alternative measures, such as kernel density or cumulative distribution plots, are more reliable, and highlight influences higher in the wage distribution or on the informal sector. Panel employment data from Colombia, where minimum wages seem high and binding, show that the minimum wage can have important impacts on wages and unemployment across the wage distribution.

      Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam F. Maloney, Jairo Nuñez with Wendy Cunningham ... [et al.].
      SeriesPolicy research working paper ;, 2597, Policy research working papers (Online) ;, 2597.
      ContributionsNúñez Méndez, Jairo., Cunningham, Wendy L., World Bank. Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Poverty Sector Unit., World Bank. Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Office of the Chief Economist.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3669197M
      LC Control Number2002616002

      Table 4 uses the March CPS to address the question of where, in the working household income distribution, do minimum wage workers land. More controversial is the debate on the employment effects, which have been found to vary across countries and studies. The Case of Living-Wage Laws With living-wage laws, the ripple effect story appears to be quite different, however-primarily because living wage laws set much higher wage minimums. Research on the price response from minimum wage increases has typically found elasticities less than 0. She has co-authored several living-wage and minimum-wage studies. As expected, states with lower wage levels, such as those in the Southern region, have larger-than-average shares of workers in the range that would be affected by an increase in the minimum.

      The model draws on an extensive academic literature on the economics of labor markets, business practices and consumer markets and examines the interactions among the various effects. Because a much larger share of workers in retail receive legally required raises when the minimum wage is raised, this reduces the relative number of workers receiving ripple effect raises, and, in turn, the relative size of the costs associated with ripple effects. Employers worry that these workers would view such a relative decline in their wages as unfair, damaging their morale-and their productivity. A minimum wage that is higher than the wage that these employers would set on their own takes away this tradeoff to some degree and, as a result, can make firms find it profitable to hire more workers. Do they expand the number of workers who get raises a little or a lot?

      Upjohn Institute Press. For teens, the first increase led to a statistically significant decline in employment column 2. Explore further. In this way, therefore, there is a possibility that a minimum wage increase could reduce employment for workers for whom the minimum wage is not directly binding. A natural follow-on question is what determines the elasticity of labor demand? Wolfson, Paul.


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Measuring the impact of minimum wages by Maloney, William F. Download PDF Ebook

It's also important to keep in mind, however, that a minimum-wage increase could have a ripple Measuring the impact of minimum wages book for a larger group of workers.

Since the minimum wage is not indexed e. The first test, introduced by labor economist David Cardexploits the variation between states to test the employment impact of the wage increase; the second test uses the changes in the minimum wage over time.

In addition to increases mandated by laws or ordinances, many businesses have taken it upon themselves to boost their wages. The State of Working America, First, such a model simultaneously controls for the non-stationarity of the dependent variable log teen employment rates without differencing while explicitly modelling the moving seasonality discussed above.

The table also reports the income share and average income for each fifth. Second, workers just above living-wage levels are typically higher on the job ladder and may have more bargaining power than workers with wages just above minimum-wage levels and, as a result, may be able to demand more significant raises when living-wage laws are enacted.

Because so many more workers earn wages just above the minimum wage compared to those earning the minimum, even a small ripple effect increases considerably the number of workers who benefit from a rise in the minimum wage. Upjohn Institute Press.

But what are the incomes of families with minimum wage workers? Note that these income predictions imply slightly lower income inequality.

Study sees positive impact of raising New York's minimum wage to $15 an hour

The employment impact, however, is smaller and not statistically significant for the full increase see columns 4 and 6. Employers worry that these workers would view such a relative decline in their wages as unfair, damaging their morale-and their productivity.

The table also shows that minimum wage workers are concentrated in the retail trade industry and underrepresented in the manufacturing sector. The Congressional Budget Office report further confirms that conclusion.

If firms are selling their output in competitive markets, labor demand is largely determined by the marginal product of labor.

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For less-educated adults, the Card test shows large employment gains from the first increase an elasticity of 0. The political implications are complicated further in the context of living-wage laws, which typically call for much higher wage floors than state and federal minimum-wage laws do.

Across all three time periods, the impact of the minimum wage on average wages is large and statistically significant. If the standard model Measuring the impact of minimum wages book the labor market provides a good description of the low-wage labor market, employment losses should be greatest in Measuring the impact of minimum wages book that initially had the highest shares of workers in the wage range affected by the minimum wage increase.

Simply put, workers tend to respond negatively when they go from making above the minimum wage to making minimum wage, even if their actual wages haven't changed.

In addition, in states with minimum wage levels above the federal level, a smaller share of workers are affected. If the Card test works well, then the minimum wage should have no effect on employment under these circumstances. In this way, therefore, there is a possibility that a minimum wage increase could reduce employment for workers for whom the minimum wage is not directly binding.

Throughout the study, we refer to those workers earning within a dollar of the minimum wage as minimum wage workers. The model also includes a stochastic trend and cycle component. These tests shows no robust, statistically significant employment changes in response to the increases.

Raising the minimum wage is quickly becoming a key political issue for this fall's midterm elections. The reason for this is simple. The positive employment effects of the initial increase, however, disappeared after the full increase was implemented see columns 4 and 6.

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Maloney highlight influences higher in Jairo Nunez the wage distribution or on. For myriad reasons, it takes time for the minimum wage’s effects to be seen in the number of jobs, even as it affects the nature of the jobs themselves and the types of people who fill them. The current proposals for minimum wages at $15 (or more) an hour are far outside the scope of American experience.

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