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The regional effects of Germany’s national minimum wage

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. and Roth, Duncan and Seidel, Tobias (2018) The regional effects of Germany’s national minimum wage. Economics Letters, 172. pp. 127-130. ISSN 0165-1765

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.08.032


We show that the minimum wage introduced in Germany in 2015 led to spatial wage convergence, in particular in the left tail of the distribution, without reducing relative employment in low-wage regions within the first two years.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J58 - Public Policy
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 14:01
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 12:33

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