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Minimum Wages, Low Pay and Unemployment

Danièle E. Meulders, Robert Plasman og Francois Rycx

Palgrave 2004, 248 s. ISBN 1403936420
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Low-paid employment is a key issue for labour market policy. The essays in this book, focusing on European countries, provide new empirical evidence regarding the impact of minimum wages on employment, earnings mobility among low-paid workers, job satisfaction across the earnings distribution, unemployment traps, the demand for low-skilled workers, and the existence of monopsonistic competition.

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
Author Biographies

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.