Do Minimum Wages Fight Poverty?

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David Neumark; William Wascher;
(1997)
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:K3 | jel:J38
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

The primary goal of a national minimum wage floor is to raise the incomes of poor or near-poor families with members in the work force. However, estimates of employment effects of minimum wages tell us little about whether minimum wages are can achieve this goal; even i... View more
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