The international experience of minimum wages in an economic downturn

What should governments do with the level of the minimum wage (MW) in times of recession? In an economic downturn when most workers face falling real wages is it appropriate to let the MW fall or are the positive effects of the MW on inequality enough to justify its uprating–and if so what might be...

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Volume: 27
Main Author: Peter Dolton
Chiara Rosazza Bondibene
Fabiano Schivardi
Johannes Spinnewijn
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Blackwell Publishing 01.01.2012
Oxford University Press
published in: Economic policy Vol. 27; no. 69; pp. 99 - 142
Data of publication: 20120101
ISSN: 0266-4658
EISSN: 1468-0327
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Academic OneFile (A&I only)
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