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dc.contributor.authorStrobl, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Frank A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080825208en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34937-
dc.description.abstractWe model a competitive labour market where firms choose combinations of workers and hours per worker to produce output. If one assumes that the scale of production has no impact on hours per worker, then the change in the number of workers and hours per worker resulting from a minimum wage are inversely related. We demonstrate that total hours worked at the firm may rise for plausible parameter values if there are small fixed costs to hiring workers. Thus, in contrast to the conventional view, we show that the effect of minimum wages on employment is ambiguous.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3643en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMinimum wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhoursen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwPersonalkostenen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleThe ambiguous effect of minimum wages on workers and total hoursen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577674854en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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