Answer to Question #53776 in Economics of Enterprise for Abdulaziz Mohammed
The minimum wage in year 1 is $1 higher than the equilibrium wage. In year 2, the minimum wage is increased so that it is $2 above the equilibrium wage. We observe that the same number of people is working at the minimum wage in year 2 as in year 1. Does it follow that an increase in the minimum wage does not cause some workers to lose their jobs? Explain your answer.
Losing of the job doesn’t depend on an amount of the minimum wage. Although it can influence on the choice of some workers to work or not to work getting only the minimum wage. Moreover, minimum wages don’t motivate to work hard.