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The National Minimum Wage and In-work Poverty

  • Sutherland, H.

The analysis presented in this paper considers the impact on poverty rates of the Labour government’s tax and benefit policy changes in combination with the introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW). It examines the contribution of the NMW to direct poverty reduction and to “making work pay”. It concludes that the main contribution made by the NMW to poverty reduction at the household level is probably through its role in underpinning the operation of in-work top-up benefits.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge in its series Cambridge Working Papers in Economics with number 0111.

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Date of creation: Jul 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cam:camdae:0111
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  1. David Piachaud & Holly Sutherland, 2000. "How Effective is the British Governments Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty?," CASE Papers case38, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
  2. Pudney, Stephen & Sutherland, Holly, 1994. "How reliable are microsimulation results? : An analysis of the role of sampling error in a U.K. tax-benefit model," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 327-365, March.
  3. Sutherland, Holly & Piachaud, David, 2001. "Reducing Child Poverty in Britain: An Assessment of Government Policy 1997-2001," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 111(469), pages F85-101, February.
  4. Amanda Gosling, 1996. "Minimum wages: possible effects on the distribution of income," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 17(4), pages 31-48, November.
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