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


    O'Neill, Donal (2006) Evaluating the Introduction of a National Minimum Wage: Evidence from a New Survey of Firms in Ireland. Labour, 20 (1). pp. 63-90. ISSN 1121-7081

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    Abstract

    In April 2000 the Irish government introduced a national minimum wage of IR£4.40 (€5.58) an hour. We use data from a specifically 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 from 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 is relatively modest.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Evaluating; National; Minimum Wage; Survey; Firms; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8693
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2006.00334.x
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 09:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Labour
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
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