TITLE

THE EFFECTS OF MINIMUM WAGES ON WAGE DISPERSION AND EMPLOYMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Machin, Stephen; Manning, Alan
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan94, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p319
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using data on Wages Council coverage from the United Kingdom New Earnings Survey, the authors examine the impact of mandated minimum wages on wage dispersion and employment in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. They find evidence that a dramatic decline in the toughness of the regulation imposed by the Wages Councils through the 1980s-a decline, that is, in the level of the minimum wage relative to the average wage--significantly contributed to widening wage dispersion over those years. There is, however, no evidence of an increase in employment resulting from the weakening bite of the Wages Council minimum pay rates. Instead, consistent with the concussions of several recent U.S. studies, the findings suggest that the minimum wage had either no effect or a positive effect on employment.
ACCESSION #
9406031616

 

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