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Do some workers have minimum wage careers?
May, 2001, Vol. 124, No. 5
William J. Carrington
Senior Economist, Welch Consulting and Unicon Research Corporation, Bethesda, MD.
Bruce C. Fallick
Economist, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Board of Governors or the staff of the Federal Reserve System.
Most workers who begin their careers in minimum-wage jobs eventually gain more experience and move on to higher paying jobs; however, some workers spend substantial portions of their early careers consistently working in minimum wage jobs
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