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2015 | 3(33) | 5-15
Article title

Employment Effects of US Minimum Wage Policy

Content
Title variants
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Wpływ polityki płacy minimalnej na zatrudnienie w Stanach Zjednoczonych
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Abstracts
PL
W debatach politycznych w USA często powraca argument o rzekomo negatywnym wpływie podwyższenia płacy minimalnej na perspektywy zatrudnienia. Wiele wysiłku włożono w zgromadzenie ilościowych danych szacunkowych dotyczących tego zagadnienia. Uzyskane wyniki należy uznać za niejednoznaczne. Autorzy artykułu analizują dostępną literaturę przedmiotu, a następnie przechodzą do oceny wpływu różnic wysokości płacy minimalnej na poziomie stanowym na zatrudnienie młodzieży na rynkach pracy w regionie Wielkich Jezior. Zaobserwowano związek wyższego poziomu płacy minimalnej z wyższymi zarobkami, niższym zatrudnieniem i spadkiem rotacji pracowników w grupie wiekowej od 14 do 18 lat. W wypadku pracowników w wieku od 19 do 21 lat i od 22 do 24 lat trudniej zaobserwować wyraźny wpływ płacy minimalnej na poziom wynagrodzeń i zatrudnienia.
EN
A strong argument against raising the minimum wage, often voiced in US policy debates, is that a higher minimum wage will have adverse effects on job opportunities. Considerable effort has been devoted to providing quantitative estimates of the employment effects of the minimum wage with quite mixed results. We review this literature before turning to estimates of the impact of state level differences in the level of the minimum wage on youth employment in local labor markets in the Great Lakes Region of the US. We find that a higher minimum wage level is associated with higher earnings, lower employment, and reduced worker turnover for those in the 14 to 18 age group. For workers aged 19 to 21 and 22 to 24, we find less consistent evidence of important minimum wage effects on earnings and employment.
Contributors
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  • Department of Economics, Lehigh University
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  • Department of Economics, Lehigh University
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