A recent Mercatus Center study by economists David Neumark of UC Irvine and Cortnie Shupe of German Institute for Economic Research found that higher minimum wages were the “predominant factor” in the decline of teen labor force participation rates. The researchers examined the recent sharp drop in teen employment and determined that “a rising minimum wage [on the state and federal level] could have priced some teenagers out of the labor market.”

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