The employment and hours of work effects of the changing National Minimum Wage

Dickens, Richard, Riley, Rebecca and Wilkinson, David (2009) The employment and hours of work effects of the changing National Minimum Wage. Technical Report. Low Pay Commission, London.

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Abstract

This report is about the employment impacts of National Minimum Wage (NMW) rises in the period 2001-2006. This was a period where the NMW rose substantially in excess of average earnings.

The report presents results based on analysis of individual Labour Force Survey (LFS) data and Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) data together with local area analysis.

The focus of the analysis is threefold. First, it investigates changes in wages as a response to increases in the NMW. Second, it analyses employment to see if changes in the NMW influenced individual job retention and job exit, job entry, local area employment and unemployment rates. Third, it focusses on analysis of hours worked to see if employers changed hours worked as a response to changes in the NMW.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Technical Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class
Depositing User: Richard Dickens
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 09:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39761

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