IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/iab/iabjlr/v2012i3-4p257-277.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Arbeitsmarktwirkungen der Mindestlohneinführung im Bauhauptgewerbe (Labour market effects of the minimum wage introduction in the main construction sector)

Author

Listed:
  • Apel, Helmut
  • Bachmann, Ronald
  • Bender, Stefan

    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • vom Berge, Philipp

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Fertig, Michael
  • Frings, Hanna
  • König, Marion

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Möller, Joachim

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Paloyo, Alfredo
  • Schaffner, Sandra
  • Tamm, Marcus
  • Umkehrer, Matthias

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Wolter, Stefanie

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

Abstract

"On January 1st, 1997, minimum wages were introduced in the German main construction sector. We examine the effects of this wage regulation on various aspects of the labour market of this sector, particularly the effects on wages and employment. In East Germany, at the time of its introduction, the minimum wage was more strongly binding than in West Germany. Furthermore, the wages of a large fraction of the construction workforce in East Germany are close to the minimum wage, which is not the case in West Germany. Our results indicate that the wage floor significantly increased wage growth but had a negligible impact on employment of domestic workers. Because of data restrictions, a causal analysis of the effects on foreign establishments and their employees or on the self-employed is not possible. We caution against drawing conclusions from the results of our study for other industries given the specific characteristics of the main construction sector in Germany." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Suggested Citation

  • Apel, Helmut & Bachmann, Ronald & Bender, Stefan & vom Berge, Philipp & Fertig, Michael & Frings, Hanna & König, Marion & Möller, Joachim & Paloyo, Alfredo & Schaffner, Sandra & Tamm, Marcus & Umkehre, 2012. "Arbeitsmarktwirkungen der Mindestlohneinführung im Bauhauptgewerbe (Labour market effects of the minimum wage introduction in the main construction sector)," Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 45(3/4), pages 257-277.
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabjlr:v:2012:i:3/4:p:257-277
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://doku.iab.de/zaf/2012/2012_3-4_autorengemeinschaft.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Mindestlohn - Erfolgskontrolle; Baugewerbe; Beschäftigungseffekte; Lohnhöhe; Mindestlohnrecht; Wettbewerbsfähigkeit; Ostdeutschland; Westdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:iab:iabjlr:v:2012:i:3/4:p:257-277. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (IAB, Geschäftsbereich Dokumentation und Bibliothek). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iabbbde.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.