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Palgrave Macmillan

Minimum Wages, Low Pay and Unemployment

ISBN 9780230524071
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Applied Econometrics Association Series

Low-paid employment is a key issue for labour market policy. The essays in this book provide new evidence regarding the impact of the minimum wage legislation on employment, earnings mobility among low-paid workers, job satisfaction across the earnings distribution, unemployment traps, the effect of international outsourcing on the demand for low-skilled workers, and the existence of monopsonistic competition. Empirical findings, reported by leading experts, cover six European countries, i.e. Belgium, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the UK and Switzerland. These findings are of particular relevance for academics, policymakers, government advisors and journalists.

DANIÈLE E. MEULDERS is Professor of Economics and head of the research team exploring labour economics in the Department of Applied Economics of the Free University of Brussels (DULBEA), Belgium. She is a member of the executive committee of the Applied Econometrics Association.

ROBERT PLASMAN is Professor of Economics at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and co-director of the Department of Applied Economics of ULB (DULBEA), Belgium. He is also the general secretary of the Applied Econometrics Association.

FRANÇOIS RYCX is Associate Professor of Economics at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. He is affiliated to the Department of Applied Economics of ULB (DULBEA) and a national correspondent of the Applied Econometrics Association.

Introduction; D.Meulders, R.Plasman & F.Rycx
PART I: MINIMUM WAGES, LOW PAY AND JOB SATISFACTION
Low Pay and the Minimum Wage in Ireland; D.O'Neill
Mobility at the Bottom of the Italian Earnings Distribution; L.Cappellari
Low Pay Mobility in the Swiss Labour Market; A.De Coulon & B.A.Zürcher
Low Pay, Higher Pay, Earnings Mobility and Job Satisfaction in Britain; R.M.Leontaridi & P.J.Sloane
PART II: LOW PAY AND UNEMPLOYMENT
An Econometric Analysis of Unemployment Traps for Belgium; A.C.D'Addio, I.De Greef & M.Rosholm
Outsourcing and the Demand for Low-skilled Labour: Exemplary Evidence from German Manufacturing Industries; I.Geishecker
Monopsony and Employment Inflows a Microeconomic Analysis Based on a Panel of Belgian Firms; B.Mahy & I.Paindavoine

LORENZO CAPPELLARI Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
ANNA CRISTINA D'ADDIO University of Aarhus, Belgium
AUGSUTIN DE COULON Queen Mary, University of London, UK
ISABELLE DE GREEF Université Catholique de ouvain, Belgium
INGO GEISHECKER DIW Berlin, Germany
RANNIA M. LEONTARIDI University of Aberdeen, UK
BENOÎT MAHY Université de Mons-Hainaut
DONAL O'NEILL NUI Maynooth, Ireland
ISABELLE PAINDAVOINE Université de Mons-Hainaut
MICAHEL ROSHOLM Université Catholique de ouvain, Belgium
PETER J. SLOANE University of Wales, Swansea, UK
BORIS A. ZÜRCHER Swiss State Secretaria for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

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