Honors Project - Open Access
In this paper, I explore how the probability of a student being in different combinations of enrolled/not enrolled and employed/unemployed/not in the labor force is affected by an increase in the minimum wage. I use binomial logistic regression, and experiment with both state and county level of observation and fixed effects. I also use year fixed effects. I find that when either the nominal or real minimum wage increases, the probability of a student being employed and enrolled increases, while the probability of being in any of the other groups decreases. However, these changes are not substantial. I determine that these results are relatively consistent for both boys and girls. My results are robust to a variety of specifications. The analyses of gender and real vs nominal wage are previously unexplored, and mark my main contributions to the existing literature.
Swehla, Esther, "How Does an Increase in the Minimum Wage Affect High School Enrollment?" (2020). Economics Honors Projects. 97.
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