Neumark’s Minimum Wages earns Outstanding Title honors from Choice
- January 8, 2010
- Honor recognizes book as one of the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in the magazine in 2009
Economist David Neumark’s book, Minimum Wages, has been named a 2009 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
Drawing upon more than 15 years of minimum wage research and expertise, Neumark and co-author William L. Wascher present a comprehensive overview of the policy's distributive effects across different population groups. Their findings lead them to conclude that an increase yields no long term, net positive returns and inevitably plays out negatively for the economy in terms of creating a lower skilled pool of human capital.
The Outstanding Title honor is awarded annually by Choice in recognition of the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in the magazine during the previous calendar year. In 2009, 652 titles received recognition.