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(Un)beliveable wages? An analysis of minimum wage policies in Europe from a living wage perspective

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  • Brian Fabo

    (School of Public Policy
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI))

  • Sharon Sarah Belli

    (Central European University (CEU))

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Minimum wage is one of the most debated issues in the labour policy area. Often perceived as a trade-off between employment and equality in earnings, the debate on minimum wage is highly polarized. With regard to the undergoing discussions on the Social Pillar of the European integration, we aim to extend the debate to include the aspect of minimum living standards, by empirically showing the gap between minimum wages and the minimum living wages in the peripheral countries of the European Union. JEL Classification: J39

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  • Brian Fabo & Sharon Sarah Belli, 2017. "(Un)beliveable wages? An analysis of minimum wage policies in Europe from a living wage perspective," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 6(1), pages 1-11, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:izalpo:v:6:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1186_s40173-017-0083-3
    DOI: 10.1186/s40173-017-0083-3
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    Keywords

    Living wage; Minimum wage; EU Social Pillar;
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    JEL classification:

    • J39 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Other

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