Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111781
Authors: 
Pothier, David
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Roundup: Politik im Fokus 7
Abstract: 
A key component of the coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and SPD signed on November 27 is the adoption of a minimum wage for Germany. Under the agreement, a statutory minimum wage of EUR8.50 per hour will be introduced across the country starting in 2017. Pushed as a make-or-break issue by the SPD during the negotiations, its introductionfollows months of heated debate about its desirability and potential consequences. Although economists have yet to reach a consensus on the issue, the recent experience of the UK provides some valuable insights about what we should expect from the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany.
Document Type: 
Research Report

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