Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2004

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Economics

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of a minimum wage change on the employment of disabled persons. Minimum wage changes may take place at either the federal or state level. Using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) this study concludes that there is an insignificant increase in the employment of disabled persons following an increase in the minimum wage. More precisely, the results propose that a 10% increase in the minimum wage leads to a 0.6% increase in the employment of disabled persons. The study conducts simulations of various hypothetical policy changes affecting minimum wage and predicts how those changes affect the employment status of the disabled.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6629

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Andrew Mikael Larsen

Language

en

OCLC Number

(OCoLC)61123526

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

53 pages

Included in

Economics Commons

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