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On the employment effects of introducing a national minimum wage in the UK.

Stephen Bazen

On the employment effects of introducing a national minimum wage in the UK.

by Stephen Bazen

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Taken from British journal of industrial relations, vol.28, no.2, 1990, pp. 215-226.

SeriesBritish journal of industrial relations -- v.28, no.2
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Open LibraryOL20719111M

  In his Autumn Statement the chancellor George Osborne announced a “national living wage” (NLW) will come into effect in April this year, giving a compulsory pay increase to six million UK employees over the age of It will be set at £ per hour (11% more than the current minimum wage) and could reach £9 per hour by Author: HR Editorial.   The introduction of the national living wage will mean a % pay rise for those who have been on the minimum wage over the last year – five times the current earnings growth rate across the UK.

The minimum wage in the UK1 The UK’s National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced on the 1st of April , and it covers all workers who are not self-employed, regardless of industry, size of rm, occupation and region. The adult rate (for workers aged 22 or over) was set at $ per hour, the rate for. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established as an independent body as a result of the National Minimum Wage Act to advise the Government on the National Minimum Wage. When it was first introduced in April , the rate of the NMW was £ per hour (£ for 18 to year-olds).

The minimum wageA national minimum wage sets the minimum hourly wage rate that is acceptable in law. A national minimum wage has been law in the UK since , when the adult hourly rate was set at £The aims of a national minimum wageThe long-term aim of a minimum wage is to remove the problem of poverty.   Mr Osborne’s decision to introduce his national living wage is undoubtedly inspired by a similar pro-minimum wage movement in the US. But he .


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On the employment effects of introducing a national minimum wage in the UK by Stephen Bazen Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Impact of the Introduction of the National Living Wage on Employment, Hours and Wages, Andrew Aitken, Peter Dolton, and Rebecca Riley, National Institute of Economic and Social Research The National Institute of Economic and Social Research investigated the impact of the introduction of the NLW in April and its subsequent uprating in Aprilassessing the effects on pay and employment.

This paper estimates the employment effects of the introduction of the UK National Minimum Wage in April and subsequent upratings in and It uses a difference‐in‐differences estimator based on position in the wage by: The impact of the National Minimum Wage on employment: a meta-analysis.

Research Report. The impact of the National Minimum Wage on employment: a meta-analysis. A report for the UK Low Pay Commission. Marco Hafner, Jirka Taylor, Paulina Pankowska, Martin Stepanek, Shanthi Nataraj and Chris van Stolk. RAND Europe. However, a further sub-group analysis of the UK labour market found some adverse negative employment effects on certain sub-groups as a result of increases in the national minimum wage.

This included part-time employees who have endured some adverse negative employment effects compared to other labour market by: 4. On the Employment Effects of Introducing a National Minimum Wage in the UK Article in British Journal of Industrial Relations 28(2) - January with 33 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Stephen Bazen.

However, a further sub-group analysis of the UK labour market found some adverse negative employment effects on certain sub-groups as a result of increases in the national minimum wage. This included part-time employees who have endured some adverse negative employment effects compared to other labour market groups.

Through the s, many early studies of the employment effects of minimum wages focused on the US. These studies estimated the effects of changes in the national minimum wage on the aggregate employment of young people, typically 16−year-olds or 16−year-olds, many of whom have low skills.

The consensus of these first-File Size: KB. Effects of Minimum Wages on Poverty and the Distribution of Income. Although the employment effects of the minimum wage has received the most attention in the research on the implications of setting a floor on wages, the potential for job loss is not the only, or even necessarily the most important, outcome from raising the minimum wage.

positive employment effects of a minimum wage rise might be found in developed economies: i.e. increases in the minimum wage, through their effects on consumption and aggregate demand, raise the number of (formal) jobs in the economy (Magruder, ).File Size: KB. Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper estimates the employment effects of the introduction of the UK National Minimum Wage in April and subsequent upratings in and It uses a difference-in-differences estimator based on position in the wage distribution.

For the upratings an adjusted estimator is also introduced to allow for the possible differential response to the. For instance, a 10% rise in minimum wage lessens employment of the unskilled and young workers by 1% if the elasticity is as well as by 3% if elasticity is Through the s, most early researches on the effect of minimum wages on employment focused on the United States.

The team concluded that the increase in the minimum wage rate to $ per hour in New Jersey did not lead to reduced employment, but rather the effect was transmitted to consumers through increase food prices leading to, in fact, an increase in the new number of employees hired.

Between Aprilwhen the NMW was set at $, and Aprilwhen the NLW was introduced at $, the minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over rose by % in nominal terms.2This increase is more than three times as large as increases in other recent years, as shown in Size: KB.

Pros of raising the minimum wage. Employment effects negligible. Free market economists, like am feared the introduction of a minimum wage would cause unemployment because in competitive labour markets higher wages lead to less demand.

However, there is significant evidence to dispute this. The minimum wage’s effects on employment and income trajectories In the context discussed above, we find that minimum wage increases significantly reduced the employment of low-skilled workers. By the second year following the $ minimum’s implementation, we estimate that targeted workers’ employment rates had fallen by 6 percentage.

In the UK government announced the introduction of a new `National Living Wage' (NLW) that would apply to those aged 25 and above from April At a rate of £, this represented a significant increase of % over the existing National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate.

UK Minimum Wage. The National minimum wage rate is currently £ for workers over 25 (from April ). The minimum wage was introduced in April (at £) and is the legal minimum that employers can pay. The aim of the National Minimum Wage is. A second study looks at changes in labor market outcomes at ages when the UK minimum wage changes—at 18 and 22—and finds a negative effect at age 18 and at age 21 (a year before the minimum wage increases, which the authors suggest could reflect employers anticipating the higher minimum wage at age 22).Cited by: 6.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research investigated the impact of the introduction of the NLW in April and its subsequent uprating in Aprilassessing the effects on pay.

Second, a National Minimum Wage was introduced in Dolton et al. () find that the minimum wage had little effect on employment but a significant positive impact in reducing wage.

This paper estimates the employment effects of the introduction of the UK National Minimum Wage in April and subsequent upratings in and It uses a difference-in-differences estimator based on position in the wage by: The introduction of the National Minimum Wage () Starting point A national minimum wage for the UK had been under debate in the Labour Party for decades.

However, in much of that time it was not only opposed by business, but also was a source of controversy – or apathy – within the labour movement.

The commitment to introduce a national.Downloadable! In this paper we exploit a natural experiment provided by the introduction and increase of the UK National Minimum Wage (NMW) to investigate the relationship between wages and supervision and to test for efficiency wages considerations in a low-wage labour market, the UK residential care homes sector.

We also provide evidence of the effects of the UK National Minimum.