Minimum Wage Effects on Employment of Low-Skilled Workers | Asian Development Bank

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Minimum Wage Effects on Employment of Low-Skilled Workers

Event | 1 November 2018 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker:Yuko Mori
Affiliation: Tsuda University
Time: 12:00–13:00

Background

There is little consensus on the effect of the minimum wage on employment. Using micro data from 2002 to 2016, Yuko Mori examines the effect of minimum wage on the employment of high school graduates in Japan. She found that the minimum wage reduces employment of those graduates. These effects are most pronounced for young workers.

About the Speaker

Yuko Mori is an associate professor at Tsuda University. She obtained her PhD in economics at Hitotsubashi University in 2012, and was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow for 3 years. Before joining Tsuda University in 2016, she worked at the Ryutsu Keizai University. Her research interests are labor economics, development economics, and political economy. Her research has been published in the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, World Development, Economics and Education Review, and Applied Economics.

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