The impact of the introduction of the UK minimum wage on the employment probabilities of low wage workers
Stewart, Mark B. (2002) The impact of the introduction of the UK minimum wage on the employment probabilities of low wage workers. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.630).
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This paper uses longitudinal data from three contrasting datasets (matched Labour Force Surveys, the British Household Panel Survey and matched New Earnings Surveys) to estimate the impact of the introduction of the UK minimum wage (in April 1999) on the probability of subsequent employment among those whose wages would have needed to be raised to comply with the minimum. A difference-in-differences estimator is used, based on position in the wage distribution. No significant adverse employment effects are found for any of the four demographic groups considered (adult and youth, men and women) or in any of the three datasets used.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||British Household Panel Survey, Panel analysis, Minimum wage -- Great Britain, Low-income consumers, Employment (Economic theory)|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||January 2002|
|Number of Pages:||41|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Abowd, John M., Francis Kramarz, David N. Margolis and Thomas Philippon (2000), “A Tail of Two Countries: Minimum Wages and Employment in France and the United States”, mimeo, CREST, Paris, September.
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