The other margin : do minimum wages cause working hours adjustments for low-wage workers?
Stewart, Mark B. and Swaffield, Joanna, 1970-. (2008) The other margin : do minimum wages cause working hours adjustments for low-wage workers? Economica, Vol.75 (No.297). pp. 148-167. ISSN 0013-0427Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00593.x
This paper estimates the impact of the introduction of the UK minimum wage on the working hours of low-wage employees using difference-in-differences estimators. The estimates using the employer-based New Earnings Surveys indicate that the introduction of the minimum wage reduced the basic hours of low-wage workers by between one and two hours per week. The effects on total paid hours are similar (indicating negligible effects on paid overtime), and lagged effects dominate the smaller and less significant initial effects within this. Estimates using the employee-based Labour Force Surveys are typically less significant.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Minimum wage -- Great Britain -- Research, Minimum wage -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain, Hours of labor -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economica|
|Official Date:||February 2008|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 148-167|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Great Britain. Low Pay Commission (LPC)|
|Grant number:||RES-000-22-0841 (ESRC)|
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