Estimating the impact of the minimum wage using geographical wage variation
UNSPECIFIED (2002) Estimating the impact of the minimum wage using geographical wage variation. In: Conference on the Impact of the UK National Minimum Wage, LONDON, ENGLAND, SEP, 2001. Published in: OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, 64 (Suppl. S). pp. 583-605.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper evaluates the impact on employment of the UK's introduction of a minimum wage in 1999 by exploiting the geographical variation in wages, which meant that the minimum wage's 'bite' into an area's wage distribution differed considerably across the country. The results indicate that, although the minimum wage had differential wage-distribution effects across the 140 areas of the country, employment growth after its introduction was not significantly lower in areas of the country with a high proportion of low-wage workers, whose wages had to be raised to comply, from that in areas with a low proportion of such workers.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||OXFORD BULLETIN OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 583-605|
|Title of Event:||Conference on the Impact of the UK National Minimum Wage|
|Location of Event:||LONDON, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP, 2001|
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