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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

34 - The Economics of Minimum Wage Regulations

from Part VI - Unions, Civil Society, and Culture


This chapter offers a brief review of some issues related to the economics of minimum wage regulations. More concretely, I will organize my discussion around two major headings: Why minimum wages? And what are the effects of minimum wages on employment, technological change, and inequality?