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Minimum Wage Effects on the Distribution of Wages and Earnings

David Neumark and William L. Wascher

in Minimum Wages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262141024
eISBN:
9780262280563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141024.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines how minimum wage changes affect wages and earnings, first describing how minimum wages affect the wage distribution. The effect of the minimum wage on the distribution of ... More


The Effects of the Minimum-Wage Policy on the Wage Distribution in Urban China: Evidence from the CHIP Data

Xinxin Ma and Shi Li

in Changing Trends in China's Inequality: Evidence, Analysis, and Prospects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190077938
eISBN:
9780190077969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077938.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Public and Welfare

Using the CHIP survey data, this study analyzes the effects of the minimum wage (MW) policy on wage distribution in urban China from 1993 to 2013. Several major conclusions emerge. Ordinary least ... More


Assessing the Welfare Impacts of Actual Changes in the Minimum Wage

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter uses the model derived in Chapter 3 to examine the relationship between observed wage distributions before and after a minimum wage change. It discusses results using unconditional wage ... More


The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Christopher J. Flinn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book argues that in assessing the effects of the minimum wage (in the United States and elsewhere), a behavioral framework is invaluable for guiding empirical work and the interpretation of ... More


Measuring the Impact of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Latin America

William F. Maloney and Jairo Nuñez Mendez

in Law and Employment: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226322827
eISBN:
9780226322858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322858.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter first provides an overview of the levels of minimum wages in Latin America and their true impact on the distribution of wages using both numerical measures and kernel density plots for ... More


Labor Market and Welfare Impacts of Minimum Wages

Christopher J. Flinn

in The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013239
eISBN:
9780262289399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013239.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter applies the model developed in Chapter 3 in order to examine the manner in which a change in the statutory minimum wage affects equilibrium in the labor market, as well as the welfare of ... More


Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in Sweden, 1970–90

Paul Oyer

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents a few more details on the Swedish labor market, and then conducts formal descriptive analyses to document these changes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The matched ... More


Minimum Wages and Wage Inequality

Alan Manning

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter demonstrates that the minimum wage has a larger effect on the wage distribution than commonly believed. It makes this case by discussing both British and American evidence. It first ... More


Changing Wage Structures: Trends and Explanations

Stephen Machin

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter charts the growing wage inequality in Britain over the past four decades: a rapid widening at both ends of the distribution in the 1980s; a more muted increase during the 1990s; and then ... More


Changes in UK Wage Inequality Over the Last Forty Years

Stephen Machin

in The Labour Market in Winter: The State of Working Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199587377
eISBN:
9780191808647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587377.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter studies wage inequality in the UK, which has risen significantly since the late 1970s. It first describes the patterns of change and trends in wage structures, and then explains why ... More


The Contract of Employment, Corporate Law, and Labour Income

Wanjiru Njoya

in The Contract of Employment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783169
eISBN:
9780191826191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the role played by the contract of employment in wage distribution and income inequality, distinguishing between the ordinary entitlement to ‘labour income’ and the ... More


Introduction

Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth

in The Labour Market in Winter: The State of Working Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199587377
eISBN:
9780191808647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587377.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to discuss the performance of the labour market in the United Kingdom in the recession period of 2008–9. It also notes the rapid growth ... More


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