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The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes
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The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Christopher J. Flinn


This book argues that in assessing the effects of the minimum wage (in the United States and elsewhere), a behavioral framework is invaluable for guiding empirical work and the interpretation of results. It develops a job search and wage bargaining model that is capable of generating labor market outcomes consistent with observed wage and unemployment duration distributions, and which also can account for observed changes in employment rates and wages after a minimum wage change. The author uses previous studies from the minimum wage literature to demonstrate how his model can be used to ratio ... More

Keywords: minimum wage, behavioral framework, job search, wage bargaining, labor market, unemployment duration, employment rates, wage distributions, welfare metrics, econometric theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013239
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher J. Flinn, author