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The Employment Effect in Retail Trade of California's 1988 Minimum Wage Increase
Taeil Kim and Lowell J. Taylor
Journal of Business & Economic Statistics
Vol. 13, No. 2, JBES Symposium on Program and Policy Evaluation (Apr., 1995), pp. 175-182
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1392371
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In this article, we study the labor-market effect of California's 1988 minimum wage increase in the retail trade industry. Two different approaches to evaluating the minimum wage effects suggest that the textbook economic analysis of minimum wages pertains; employment growth in California's low-wage retail trade sector appears to have been tempered by the minimum wage increase.
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