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End the High-School Dropout Crisis: Tie Minimum Wage to Graduation
California Journal of Politics and Policy (2011)
  • Paul Swamidass, Auburn University
Abstract

Tying the minimum wage to a diploma until the age of 25 (or some other high age) would be a drastic public policy measure. It has the potential to serve as a powerful monetary incentive to motivate potential dropouts to earn their high school diploma; it will do them a lot of good in the long run, and it will make the workforce more educated and the economy more competitive.

Keywords
  • high school dropouts,
  • minimum wage,
  • economic competitiveness
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Paul Swamidass. "End the High-School Dropout Crisis: Tie Minimum Wage to Graduation" California Journal of Politics and Policy Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paulswamidass/1/