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dc.contributor.advisorLay, M. Gretchen
dc.contributor.authorLim, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-12T13:06:19Z
dc.date.available2020-08-12T13:06:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/6286
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the effect of increasing minimum wage at a city-wide level on the enrollment in means-tested public assistance programs. I exploit San Francisco’s minimum wage increases in 2011 and 2012 and use data from IPUMS-CPS to estimate the effect on welfare programs. Using a linear probability model and a difference-in-difference estimation, my analysis suggests that San Francisco’s minimum wage increases have a positive effect on the enrollment of welfare programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid and is statistically significant.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMinimum Wageen_US
dc.subjectTANFen_US
dc.subjectMedicaiden_US
dc.subjectPublic Economicsen_US
dc.subjectdifference-in-differenceen_US
dc.subjectIPUMS-CPSen_US
dc.subjectSan Franciscoen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Increasing Minimum Wage at a City-Wide Level on the Enrollment in Public Assistance Programsen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2018en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedpublicen_US


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