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Descriptive Evidence on Minimum Wage Effects

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides some descriptive evidence on the impact of minimum wages on labor market outcomes. The purpose of the empirical exercises is twofold. First, it focuses the reader’s attention on ... More


Assessing the Welfare Impacts of Actual Changes in the Minimum Wage

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter uses the model derived in Chapter 3 to examine the relationship between observed wage distributions before and after a minimum wage change. It discusses results using unconditional wage ... More


Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Sweden, 1970–90

Paul Oyer

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents a few more details on the Swedish labor market, and then conducts formal descriptive analyses to document these changes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The matched ... More


Labor Market and Welfare Impacts of Minimum Wages

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter applies the model developed in Chapter 3 in order to examine the manner in which a change in the statutory minimum wage affects equilibrium in the labor market, as well as the welfare of ... More


Model Estimates and Tests

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses and interprets the model estimates from Chapter 7 and looks directly at the nature of equilibrium responses to the minimum wage changes of 1996 and 1997. It covers parameter ... More


Changes in UK Wage Inequality Over the Last Forty Years

Stephen Machin

in The Labour Market in Winter: The State of Working Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199587377
eISBN:
9780191808647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587377.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter studies wage inequality in the UK, which has risen significantly since the late 1970s. It first describes the patterns of change and trends in wage structures, and then explains why ... More


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