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THE ANTI-POVERTY EFFECTS OF THE MINIMUM WAGE

Material Information

Title:
THE ANTI-POVERTY EFFECTS OF THE MINIMUM WAGE
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Curlee-Strauss, Zoe
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Economics
Faculty Sponsor:
Coe, Richard

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Since the 1960s, the real value of the minimum wage has decreased significantly. This has been linked to high poverty rates among minimum wage earners. Economists debate whether or not a higher minimum wage would address this problem effectively. This thesis examines whether an increase in the minimum wage would increase economic well being of minimum wage workers. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, this study analyzes how an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 would affect poverty rate among low-income households. The results of this study suggest that such an increase could significantly reduce poverty rates and the size of the poverty gap. This suggests that raising the minimum wage is an effective anti-poverty tool.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Zoe Curlee-Strauss
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 C8
System ID:
AA00024727:00001

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