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dc.contributor.authorAretz, Bodoen_US
dc.contributor.authorArntz, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Terryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T16:16:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-08T16:16:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-325663-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/66116-
dc.description.abstractThis paper contributes to the sparse literature on employment spillovers on minimum wages by exploiting the minimum wage introduction and subsequent increases in the German roofing sector that gave rise to an internationally unprecedented hard bite of a minimum wage. We look at the chances of remaining employed in the roofing sector for workers with and without a binding minimum wage and use the plumbing sector that is not subject to a minimum wage as a suitable benchmark sector. By estimating the counterfactual wage that plumbers would receive in the roofing sector given their characteristics, we are able to identify employment effects along the entire wage distribution. The results indicate that the chances for roofers to remain employed in the sector in eastern Germany deteriorated along the entire wage distribution. Such employment spillovers to workers without a binding minimum wage may result from scale effects and/or capital-labour substitution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-061en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.keywordcapital-labour substitutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour-labour substitutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordscale effecten_US
dc.titleThe minimum wage affects them all: Evidence on employment spillovers in the roofing sectoren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn729439364en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12061-
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