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    Evaluating the Impact of the National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms in Ireland.


    O'Neill, Donal and Nolan, Brian and Williams, James (2002) Evaluating the Impact of the National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms in Ireland. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    In April 2000 the Irish government introduced a national minimum wage of £4.40 an hour. We use data from a specially designed survey of firms to estimate the employment effects of this change. Employment growth among firms with low-wage workers prior to the legislation was no different to that of firms not affected by the legislation. A more refined measure of the minimum wage, however, suggests that the legislation may have had a negative effect on employment for the small number of firms most severely affected by the legislation. However the size of these effects are still relatively modest.

    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: N117/09/02
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 81
    Depositing User: Ms Sandra Doherty
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2003
    Refereed: No
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