English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Poverty Effects of the Minimum Wage: The Role of Household Employment Composition Fields, Gary; Han, Baran; Kanbur, Ravi

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/148331
Physical Description
  • preprint
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Poverty Effects of the Minimum Wage: The Role of Household Employment Composition
Author
  • Fields, Gary
  • Han, Baran
  • Kanbur, Ravi
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • sector employment, uncovered sector employment, and unemployment. The impact of these labor market adjustments on absolute poverty will depend on how the pattern of employment composition changes within households and on how income is shared within households. An earlier paper (Fields and Kanbur, 2007) focused on the income-sharing dimension of the problem. The present paper focuses on household employment composition. For a particular structure of the labor marketâ one with good jobs, bad jobs, unemployment, and adult and youth workersâ and with a particular model of how the sectoral patterns of employment are translated into household employment composition, we analyze the impact of minimum wages on a class of absolute poverty measures. The precise characterizations demonstrate the need for a nuanced appreciation of the impacts of a minimum wage increase, since they depend intricately on the values of key parameters (the poverty line, poverty aversion, labor demand elasticity, and the starting level of the minimum wage). Moreover, the relationship between poverty and the minimum wage is in general nonmonotonic, so that local effects can be quite different from the effects of large changes in the minimum wage.
  • Minimum wage, poverty, labor market, Financial Economics, Food Security and Poverty, Labor and Human Capital,
  • RePEc:ags:cudawp:51147
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

Other links

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment