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People versus machines: the impact of minimum wages on automable jobs

Lordan, Grace and Neumark, David (2018) People versus machines: the impact of minimum wages on automable jobs. Research Briefs in Economic Policy, Miron, Jeffrey (ed.) (96). Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Abstract

For decades, economists have studied the effects of the minimum wage on employees in the United States. These studies have largely focused on the employment effects for low-skilled workers—with the principal focus on teenagers. Overall, there is some controversy regarding whether disemployment effects exist, with some studies finding no effects, although with more—and more diverse kinds of studies—finding evidence of effects. We explore the extent to which minimum wages induce substitution away from workers whose jobs are more easily automated.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.cato.org/publications
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Economic Performance
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87359

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