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.

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Title Publication selection bias in minimum-wage research? A meta-regression analysis
Author(s) 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
1467-8543
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
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
Copyright notice ©2009, Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018451

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