The redistributional consequences of multiple minimum wages

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2020

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

This project will analyze how the labor market absorbs an increase in the minimum wage. Utilizing the case study of Costa Rica’s highly binding and relatively more comprehensive minimum wage policy that includes multiple wage floors based on workers’ skill levels, the author will use employer-employee microdata and administrative data to explain how minimum wages shape the earnings distribution and the labor market equilibrium.

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