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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406
Textbook Problem

Under what conditions will the minimum wage increase the number of people working?

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Identify the conditions that when the minimum wage can increase the number of people working. 

Explanation

The collective bargaining of the labor unions fixed a minimum wage rate for the employees. Under certain conditions, the minimum wage can increase the number of workers. They are listed below:

  • The minimum wage will increase the number of workers if the firm is hiring a monopsonist. The reason is that a monopsonist is a single buyer of labor.  Thus, at a minimum wage rate, a monopsonist will increase the number of workers...

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