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Replication data for: Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dube, Arindrajit
Publication Date
2019-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    There is robust evidence that higher minimum wages increase family incomes at the bottom of the distribution. The long-run (3 or more years) minimum wage elasticity of the non-elderly poverty rate with respect to the minimum wage ranges between −0.220 and −0.459 across alternative specifications. The long-run minimum wage elasticities for the tenth and fifteenth unconditional quantiles of family income range between 0.152 and 0.430 depending on specification. A reduction in public assistance partly offsets these income gains, which are on average 66 percent as large when using an expanded income definition including tax credits and noncash transfers.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20170085 (Text)
Publications
  • Dube, Arindrajit. “Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 268–304. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170085.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20170085 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Dube, Arindrajit (2019): Replication data for: Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116349V1