sources and citations assignment

Gears- Part 1, Sources and Citations Assignment


Purpose- To explain primary sources, secondary sources and tertiary sources.

1A. Discuss the relevance and usefulness of each of these types of sources to economics research.

1B. From the list of sources below

  1. Identify 7 sources in total – 3 primary, 3 secondary, and 1 tertiary source.
  2. Explain why each source is the type that it is and give a brief summary of what the source is about, ensure that your summary shows your understanding of the source.
  • In 7 sentences, one for each identified source, show how you will cite each source as an in-text-citation in a report and present a list of works cited page (You must use MLA formatting).

NOTE: The format to answer this question is such that you identify a source (primary/secondary/tertiary), then explain why it is the type and give its summary, finally give a sample in-text citation of the source. Then move to the second source till you have identified all seven sources required.


  1. Card, David, and Alan B. Krueger. 1994. “Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.” American Economic Review. Vol. 84, No. 5 (December), pp. 772-93
  2. Government data on minimum wage, Current Population Survey (CPS) (Links to an external site.)
  3. Minimum wage laws in the US. (Links to an external site.)
  4. Rattenhuber, Pia. “Building the Minimum Wage: The Distributional Impact of Germany’s First Sectoral Minimum Wage on Wages and Hours across Different Wage Bargaining Regimes.” Empirical Economics, vol. 46, no. 4, June 2014, pp. 1429–1446.
  5. Card, David. 1992. “Do Minimum Wages Reduce Employment? A Case Study of California, 1987-1989.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Vol. 46, No. 1 (October), pp. 38-54.
  6. Currie, Janet, and Bruce Fallick. 1996. “The Minimum Wage and the Employment of Youth: Evidence from the NLSY.” Journal of Human Resources. Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 404-28.
  7. Fiscal Policy Institute. 2004. State Minimum Wages and Employment in Small Businesses. New York: Fiscal Policy Institute.
  8. Neumark, David, and William Wascher. 1995a. “Minimum Wage Effects on Employment and School Enrollment.” Journal of Business and Economics Statistics. Vol. 13, No. 2 (April), pp. 199-206.
  9. Skedinger, Per. 2006. “Minimum Wages and Employment in Swedish Hotels and Restaurants.” Labour Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2 (April), pp. 259-90.
  10. Waltman, Jerold L. Minimum Wage Policy in Great Britain and the United States. Algora Pub, 2008.
  11. Henderson, David R. “Raising the Minimum Wage Would Not Reduce Illegal Immigration.” The Minimum Wage, edited by Noah Berlatsky, Greenhaven Press, 2012.
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