Do higher minimum wages harm minority and inner-city teens?
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The recent proposal to increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour has opened a new debate among scholars and policymakers. We believe that the effects of minimum wage on school and work decision of teens should play a more central role in this deabte, which has traditionally focused mostly on employment effects.
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