Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/225367
Authors: 
Bispinck, Reinhard
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
WSI Report No. 06
Abstract: 
In Germany the 2000s proved to be a decade of moderate increases in collectively-agreed minimum pay. Agreed pay in real terms rose by 6.7% over the whole period. However, by 2010 real actual earnings had fallen by 4% over the decade and were down to 96% of their 2000 level. As a consequence, the distribution of income between labour and capital has shifted to the detriment of labour. Overall, the years 2000-2010 represent a 'lost decade' as far as pay is concerned.
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Document Type: 
Research Report

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