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dc.contributor.authorMüller, Kai-Uween_US
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Viktoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T13:20:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T13:20:02Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27315-
dc.description.abstractIn view of rising wage inequality and increasing poverty, the introduction of a legal minimum wage has recently become an important policy issue in Germany. We analyze the distributional effects of the introduction of a nationwide legal minimum wage of € 7.5 per hour on the basis of a microsimulation model which accounts for the complex interactions between individual wages, the tax-benefit system and net household incomes. Simulation results show that the minimum wage would be rather ineffective in reducing poverty, even if it led to a substantial increase in hourly wages at the bottom of the wage distribution and had no negative employment effects. The ineffectiveness of a minimum wage in Germany is mainly due to the existing system of meanstested income support.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 791en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelH31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wage, wage distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordworking pooren_US
dc.subject.keywordpoverty reductionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungswirkungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwBedarfsprinzipen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWould a legal minimum wage reduce poverty? A microsimulation study for Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571530214en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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