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July 2012 Policy Study, Number 12-7


Teen Unemployment in Iowa





[1] Analysis of monthly Current Population Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.
[5] “Current Iowa Employment Situation,” Iowa Workforce Development, <> accessed July 23, 2012.
[6] Analysis of monthly Current Population Survey data.
[7] Ibid.
[8] Deborah D. Thornton, “What Did Your Teenager Do This Summer?” Public Interest Institute INSTITUTE BRIEF, August 2010, <> accessed July 23, 2012.
[9] Dr. Thomas A. Mroz and Dr. Timothy H. Savage, “The Long-Term Effects of Youth Unemployment,” Employment Policies Institute, October 2001, <> accessed on July 22, 2012.
[10] Nick Bergin, “Wage bump hits,” The Burlington Hawk Eye, January 2, 2008, <> accessed July 23, 2012.
[11] “Federal Minimum Wage Rates Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, <> accessed July 22, 2012.
[12] Analysis of monthly Current Population Survey data.
[13] “The Young and the Jobless,” The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2009, <> accessed July 23, 2012.
[14] Bergin.
[15] “The Young and the Jobless.”
[16] Ibid.
[17] Mankiw quotes from his textbook at Greg Mankiw, “The Minimum Wage Debate,” April 23, 2006, As cited in “The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws,” by Mark Wilson, Cato Institute Policy Analysis, June 21, 2012, <> accessed on July 24, 2012.
[18] William E. Even and David A. Macpherson, “The Teen Employment Crisis: The Effects of the 2007 - 2009 Federal Minimum Wage Increases on Teen Employment,” July 2010. Figures used in this study are updated from the 2010 study.
[19] “Iowa Division of Labor Wage FAQs,” Iowa Workforce Development, <> accessed July 24, 2012.
[20] Stefano Scarpetta, Anne Sonnet, and Thomas Manfredi, “Rising Youth Unemployment During The Crisis: How to Prevent Negative Long-term Consequences on a Generation?,” OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 106, April 2012, OECD Publishing, <> accessed July 24, 2012.
[21] “The Young and the Jobless.”
[22] Ibid.




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