Minimum Wage and the Average Wage in France: A Circular Relationship?
AbstractThis paper investigates whether increases in the minimum wage in France have the same impact on the average wage when intended to preserve the purchasing power of the minimum wage as when intended to raise it. We find that the impact of the minimum wage on the average wage is strong, but differs depending on the indexation factor. We also find some empirical evidence of circularity between the average wage and the minimum wage.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7502.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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Publication status: published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33 (3), 1832-1839
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- Gilbert Cette & Valérie Chouard & Gregory Verdugo, 2013. "Minimum wage and the average wage in France: a circular relationship?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 1832-1839.
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J58 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Public Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-08-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2013-08-05 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-LAB-2013-08-05 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2013-08-05 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-LTV-2013-08-05 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-MAC-2013-08-05 (Macroeconomics)
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