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Considering minimum wage increases and employment

Economics Update , Issue Jul , Pages 6

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\"Tough Love\": implications for redistributive policy

Jason Saving explores the economic and political implications of "tough love" for redistributive policy. The American welfare system unquestionably helps support the least fortunate among us, but, in making poverty less onerous, it may discourage employment among some individuals. Traditional notions of altruism assume that compassion for the poor is measured by one's willingness to redistribute income but to the extent that more generous support for the poor actually encourages recipiency, welfare programs simultaneously mitigate and exacerbate the problem of poverty. A "new ...
Economic and Financial Policy Review , Issue Q III , Pages 25-29

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Regional update

Southwest Economy , Issue Nov , Pages 11

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Plugging the brain drain

States fret over losing their young, educated workers, and many are scrambling for ways to stop the outward flow.
Fedgazette , Volume 15 , Issue Jan , Pages 1-3, 5

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Downward nominal wage rigidity: evidence from the employment cost index

We examine the extent of downward nominal wage rigidity using the microdata underlying the BLS employment cost index--an extensive, establishment-based dataset with detailed information on wage and benefit costs. We find stronger evidence of downward nominal wage rigidity than did previous studies using panel data on individuals. Firms appear able to circumvent part, but not all, of this rigidity by varying benefits: Total compensation displays modestly less rigidity than do wages alone. Given our estimated amount of rigidity, a simple model predicts that the disinflation over the 1980s would ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 1999-31

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District jobs: have they been gearing up?

Pretty well, this year, after a lackluster 1995.
The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 12-13

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Discordant city employment cycles

The national economy is often described as having a business cycle over which aggregate output enters and exits distinct expansion and recession phases. Analogously, national employment cycles in and out of its own expansion and contraction phases, which are closely related to the business cycle. This paper estimates city-level employment cycles for 58 large U.S. cities and documents the substantial cross-city variation in the timing, lengths, and frequencies of their employment contractions. It also shows how the spread of city-level contractions associated with U.S. recessions has tended to ...
Working Papers , Paper 2010-019

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How are families who left welfare doing over time? a comparison of two cohorts of welfare leavers

Economic Policy Review , Issue Sep , Pages 9-19

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Financial market imperfections, firm leverage and the cyclicality of employment

Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 93-10

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