Publication selection bias in minimum-wage research? A meta-regression analysis

Doucouliagos, Chris and Stanley, T. D. 2009, Publication selection bias in minimum-wage research? A meta-regression analysis, British journal of industrial relations, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 406-428, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00723.x.

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Title Publication selection bias in minimum-wage research? A meta-regression analysis
Author(s) Doucouliagos, ChrisORCID iD for Doucouliagos, Chris
Stanley, T. D.
Journal name British journal of industrial relations
Volume number 47
Issue number 2
Start page 406
End page 428
Total pages 23
Publisher Basil Blackwell
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 0007-1080
Summary Card and Krueger's meta-analysis of the employment effects of minimum wages challenged existing theory. Unfortunately, their meta-analysis confused publication selection with the absence of a genuine empirical effect. We apply recently developed meta-analysis methods to 64 US minimum-wage studies and corroborate that Card and Krueger's findings were nevertheless correct. The minimum-wage effects literature is contaminated by publication selection bias, which we estimate to be slightly larger than the average reported minimum-wage effect. Once this publication selection is corrected, little or no evidence of a negative association between minimum wages and employment remains.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00723.x
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
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