Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/39224
Authors: 
Boockmann, Bernhard
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IAW-Diskussionspapiere 65
Abstract: 
This paper provides a meta-analysis of 55 empirical studies estimating the employment effects of minimum wages in 15 industrial countries. It strongly confirms the notion that the effects of minimum wages are heterogeneous between countries. As possible sources of heterogeneity, it considers the benefit replacement ratio, employment protection and the collective bargaining system. While the results are in line with theoretical expectations, the degree to which they are robust differs across these institutions.
Subjects: 
Minimum wage
regulation
employment
meta-analysis
JEL: 
J38
J20
C12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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