Sweden: A Minimum Wage Model in Need of Modification?
AbstractSwedish minimum wages are not regulated by law, but subject to bargaining between employers and trade unions and form part of collective agreements. This paper provides an overview of the Swedish minimum wage system, its characteristics and effects on employment and wages, and also discusses the challenges to the model represented by increasing low-wage competition from new EU member states and the verdict in the Laval case, related to this process and the first of its kind in post-enlargement EU.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 774.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 28 Oct 2008
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Publication status: Published in The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU , Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel (eds.), 2010, chapter 12, pages 367-406, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, US, and International Labour Office, Geneva.
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Minimum wages; Low-wage competition; Laval case;
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- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J52 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
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