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    Report on the Sub-minima rates of the National minimum wage

    O'Neill, Donal (2018) Report on the Sub-minima rates of the National minimum wage. Project Report. Low Pay Commission.

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    Numerous mechanisms are used to set minimum wages around the world. Following its first year in office (2015), the Low Pay Commission (LPC) set down the issues and principles which it considered were of particular importance in terms of the concept of a minimum wage, and set out the approach it believes best suits the situation in Ireland. By and large these issues and principles remain the same in 2018. A key policy principle put forward by the OECD, following its review of the role of minimum wages after the economic crisis, can be summarised as follows: “Use minimum wages as a tool to raise wages at the bottom of the wage ladder, but accompany them with other tax and benefit measures to effectively fight poverty in and out of work” (OECD 2015). Thus, minimum wages alone are not sufficient as a poverty alleviation strategy. Additional policies are required to deal with issues such as housing, childcare and transport costs.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Keywords: Report on the Sub-minima rates; National minimum wage;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 12066
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 15:30
    Publisher: Low Pay Commission
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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