M. D. Partridge and J. S. Partridge
Journal of Labor Research, vol. 20, 1999, p.393-413
Empirical analysis considers US state level data from the later 1980s, when many states raised their minimum wages above the federal level. Results suggest that an increased minimum wage reduces retail employment in conformity with the standard labour market model. Further analysis indicates that minimum wage hikes also adversely affected total state employment growth, which implies that state minimum wage policies can affect firm and household location.