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Mindestlohnregelungen im Maler- und Lackiererhandwerk : eine Wirkungsanalyse


  • Boockmann, Bernhard
  • Neumann, Michael
  • Rattenhuber, Pia


"The introduction of the minimum wage in the German painter and varnisher trade in 2003 is used as a natural experiment to study the effects of minimum wages on wages and employment. We find a significant positive effect on the average hourly wage of skilled workers in East Germany, but not in West Germany and not for unskilled workers. This finding corresponds to the differences in the strength of the minimum wage across these groups. No significant positive or negative employment effects are found. Recent survey results indicate the continuing relevance of the minimum wage in East Germany." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Boockmann, Bernhard & Neumann, Michael & Rattenhuber, Pia, 2012. "Mindestlohnregelungen im Maler- und Lackiererhandwerk : eine Wirkungsanalyse," Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 45(3/4), pages 331-353.
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabjlr:v:2012:i:3/4:p:331-353

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    1. Mueller, Kai-Uwe & Steiner, Viktor, 2013. "Behavioral effects of a federal minimum wage and income inequality in Germany," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79784, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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    Mindestlohn - Erfolgskontrolle; Malerhandwerk; Lackierer; Maler; Handwerksberufe; Einkommenseffekte; Beschäftigungseffekte; regionaler Vergleich; Facharbeiter; Ungelernte; Lohnhöhe; Ostdeutschland; Westdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

    JEL classification:

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


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