Publication Date: March 2011
Publisher: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Research Area: Economics; Government
Keywords: minimum wage; employmente; labor; low-wage
Coverage: United States
This report analyzes the wage and employment effects of the first three city-specific minimum wages in the United States –San Francisco (2004), Santa Fe (2004), and Washington, DC (1993). We use data from a virtual census of employment in each of the three cities, surrounding suburbs, and nearby metropolitan areas, to estimate the impact of minimum-wage laws on wages and employment in fast food restaurants, food services, retail trade, and other low-wage and small establishments.
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