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dc.contributor.authorBachmann, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.authorBauer, Thomas K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKroeger, Hannaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:57:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:57:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2012080812266-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58901-
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses employers' support for the introduction of industry-specific minimum wages as a cost-raising strategy in order to deter market entry. Using a unique data set consisting of 800 firms in the German service sector, we find some evidence that high-productivity employers support minimum wages. We further show that minimum wage support is higher in industries and regions with low barriers to entry. This is particularly the case in East Germany, where the perceived threat of low-wage competition from Central and Eastern European Countries is relatively high. In addition, firms paying collectively agreed wages are more strongly in favour of minimum wages if union coverage is low and the mark-up of union wage rates is high.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6484en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ50en_US
dc.subject.jelL41en_US
dc.subject.jelL80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordproduct market competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordservice sectoren_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwDienstleistungssektoren_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleMinimum wages as a barrier to entry: Evidence from Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715968335en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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