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View Diary: BREAKING: $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage WIDENS LEAD! Likely To Win (UPDATE#3) (15 comments)

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    Krueger-Card studied this in New Jersey and found no major effects on employment with minimum wage hike. But more evidence is worth it.

    I also think it would be important not just to measure employment but overall economic effects i.e., can you show that people who actually earn more then contribute more to tax base and spending base of a community which offsets in a positive way any overall lower employment numbers (if that, in fact, is a result...)

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    by Tasini on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 05:32:12 PM PST

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    •  I think the difference is that the other increases (0+ / 0-)

      were much more modest. It's hard to get good data on the effects of the minimum wage because there are always so many variables and in the real world you can't hold the other variables constant. Add to that a modest increase in the minimum wage and the effects can be masked by other changes in the labor market or the local economy. In this case the change will be dramatic enough that the impact should be measurable, if the right baseline data is captured before it goes into effect.

      Does anyone know someone at UW who could push for collecting the data? It doesn't need to be the University of Washington it's just that it is the big research university in the neighborhood. For someone in the right field this could be a study that would be a great candidate for a research paper and could be very high profile.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:28:59 PM PST

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