The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 95–116 | Cite as

Do higher minimum wages harm minority and inner-city teens?

  • Mark D. Turner
  • Berna Demiralp

Conclusion

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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  • Mark D. Turner
  • Berna Demiralp

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