The minimum wage and DI claims

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This article examines the impact of the minimum wage on DI claims, based on a state-year panel for 2002–2017 constructed from the Social Security Administration's State Agencies Monthly Workload (MOWL) Dataset. Across a wide variety of specifications, the minimum wage has had no discernable short-run effect on DI claims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number109355
JournalEconomics Letters
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • Disability insurance
  • Minimum wage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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