Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Employment effects of minimum wages in Europe revisited

Christl, Michael and Köppl Turyna, Monika and Kucsera, Denes (2015): Employment effects of minimum wages in Europe revisited.

This is the latest version of this item.

[thumbnail of MPRA_paper_76259.pdf]

Download (2MB) | Preview


The aim of this paper is to estimate the effect of minimum wage on employment rates taking into account potential nonlinearity. Focusing on three age groups, we find a significant nonlinear relationship between the minimum wage and employment for the young (15-24 years) and older working-age (55-64 years) groups, whereas for the prime-age workers (25-54 years) the minimum wage does not have a significant non-linear effect. Negative effect of the minimum wages on employment is stronger if the labor markets are otherwise strictly regulated and when workers are relatively unproductive.

Available Versions of this Item

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact us: mpra@ub.uni-muenchen.de

This repository has been built using EPrints software.

MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by Logo of the University Library LMU Munich.