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Raising the Minimum Wage for Working Men and Women in California and the Rest of America

Teen Employment Isn't Really Very Well Correlated with the Minimum Wage

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Bottom line: Teen employment has dropped substantially since about 1980. But during that time the real minimum wage has declined from $8 to $6 and then gone back up to a little over $7. Maybe there’s a correlation there, but it sure isn’t easy to see. Whatever’s happening, the minimum wage seems to be a pretty small part of it.
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