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dc.contributor.authorMüller, Kai-Uween_US
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Viktoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:58Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080527118en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34946-
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 means-tested income support.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3491en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMinimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordworking pooren_US
dc.subject.keywordpoverty reductionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro-simulationen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_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.ppn568962982en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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