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Minimum wage effects on employment and school enrollment: reply to Evans and Turner

David Neumark; William L. Wascher;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
In earlier work, we presented results suggesting that minimum wage increases have important consequences for both the employment opportunities of youths and their decision to enroll in school. In this paper, we show that the recent claim made by William Evans and Mark Turner that our results are sensitive to changes in the definition of the enrollment rate is based upon an analysis that uses a mismeasured minimum wage index. When the data are constructed properly, our original conclusions are not affected by changes in the enrollment definition.
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Education ; Minimum wage

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