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On the Peculiar Relevance of a Fundamental Dilemma of Minimum-Wage Regulation in Post-Socialism - Apropos of an International Investigation

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  • Istvan Gabor R.

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    (Department of Human Resources, Faculty of Economics, Budapest Corvinus University)

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    To the extent minimum-wage regulation is effective in fighting against excessive earnings handicaps of those at the bottom of earnings distribution, it may have the side-effect of worsening their employment prospects. A demand-and-supply interpretation of data on the relative employment rate and earnings position of the least educated in the EU27 suggests that the resulting dilemma might be particularly relevant for minimum-wage policies in post-socialist countries.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market with number 1006.

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    Keywords: minimum wage; employment; earnings dispersion; demand and supply of labour; wage and employment discrimination;

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